Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution

Direct Access

Direct Access

Awards

Shortlisted, Young Family Law Barrister of the Year, Jordan’s Family Law Awards 2016
Pupillage Advocacy Prize 2012, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Advocacy Scholarship 2010, Kaplan Law School

“One of the most exciting legal talents at the Bar. She has a fierce legal intellect combined with incredibly effective advocacy skills that charm and persuade judges and clients alike. Julia sweeps aside opponents, and more often than not those who are many years her senior, with ease yet always with a calm and professional grace”
Legal 500 2021

Experience

Year of Call: 2011

Education

MA (Cantab), Law, Girton College, University of Cambridge
BPTC, Kaplan Law School, London

Languages

Conversational French

Profile

Julia’s practice has a focus on divorce, the financial consequences of relationship breakdown and disputes about child arrangements, including where there is an international dimension. She is particularly adept at both finance and private children work and is known for her meticulous preparation, sensible advice and tenacious advocacy.


Julia has a wealth of experience primarily as an advocate in her own right but also as part of legal teams led by Silks in cases from the High Court to the Supreme Court. She won the Advocacy Prize for Pupils from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and was shortlisted for Jordan’s Young Family Law Barrister of the Year.

Julia is a contributing author to Rayden and Jackson on Relationship Breakdown, Finances and Children, specifically the chapter about section 8 Children Act 1989 orders. She has written articles for various family law publications, national newspapers and has featured on Sky News and BBC Radio discussing the topics of no-fault divorce and changes to domestic abuse law.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Directories

Children law and matrimonial finance practitioner who acts for a broad array of parents, ranging from high-profile celebrities to mentally vulnerable individuals. Her experience includes the handling of wardship applications, termination of parental responsibility, and habitation disputes. She frequently appears before the High Court and the Central Family Court.

Strengths: “Positive, smart, determined and compassionate. Clients love her.” “A real details person who explains things clearly to lay clients.” “Julia represents a large variety of clients, all of whom have very different personalities and communication styles.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021
Up and Coming

“One of the most exciting legal talents at the Bar. She has a fierce legal intellect combined with incredibly effective advocacy skills that charm and persuade judges and clients alike. Julia sweeps aside opponents, and more often than not those who are many years her senior, with ease yet always with a calm and professional grace” “Scrupulously well-prepared. An articulate, persuasive and determined advocate”
Legal 500 2021