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Julia Queen

Barrister

About

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.

Experience

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. 

Practice Areas

Public Law Children

Private Law Children

Human Rights

International Family Law

Education

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 

Awards

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) 

Publications

 Family Law in the European Court of Human Rights in 2017, Family Law Week, January 2018