Julia has a busy practice specialising in the law relating to children. She has extensive experience representing parents and local authorities at all stages of public law proceedings, including emergency applications out of hours, interim and final hearings and appeals. She has a particular interest in cases involving medical evidence, disability and unaccompanied minors. She assists with the cross-examination of paediatricians as part of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health expert witness training.
Julia also has a thriving private practice acting for both mothers and fathers in cases involving national and international relocation, allegations of sexual abuse against children, severe domestic violence, parental alienation and appeals.
Julia has an academic interest in the legal aspects of movement of children across borders and international policies regarding children. Her MSc dissertation compared national policies in schools across Europe in respect of their compliance with European Convention rights. Julia also was a finalist in an international legal debating competition in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and won the prize for Best Written Applicant Submission.
Prior to coming to the bar, Julia worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mishcon de Reya. She also used to work in Berlin at an international relations NGO and for an MP in London.
Julia was awarded the 2019 Family Law Young Barrister of the Year award at the Family Law Awards.
Adult and Social Care (Court of Protection)
BPP – Bar Professional Training Course
BPP – LLB
London School of Economics and Political Science: MSc in European Studies (focus on European Court of Human Rights cases involving children)
King’s College London – BA (Hons) French
Family Law Young Barrister of the Year – Family Law Awards (2019)
Semi-Finalist – Inner Temple Advocacy Competition (2016) (Top 8 out of 96)
Finalist – European Court of Human Rights Legal Competition (2014)
Winner – Best written applicant submission at European Court of Human Rights Legal Competition (2014)
Inner Temple Academic Exhibition Scholarship (2013)
T (A Child)  EWFC B26