Senior Family Law Practitioner, with extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of Family Law. Julie also has experience in the Court of Protection and a background in general common law.


Primary areas of work are in Children Act and Divorce Proceedings, representing families involved in child abuse and care proceedings; also parents and grandparents on issues of residence, contact, child abduction and international relocations including Hague Convention cases. Julie also has experience in several cases involving surrogate parents and same-sex parenting cases. Julie is a highly effective practitioner and has particular expertise in dealing with vulnerable adults and children.


All aspects of financial remedies including cases with an international dimension with a particular emphasis on Italy and Europe and consultancy work in Antigua. Julie covers cases at all levels of complexity and total net worth.


Julie accepts direct access work and instructions from professionals in the UK and other jurisdictions.


University of Sheffield LLB

Further Professional Information

Has particular expertise with vulnerable clients and promoting parents’ rights.
Accredited mediator, offering services in areas of Family and General Civil Law.


Articles and Books

Family: Whose baby is it anyway? – 158 New Law Journal 1397
Author of “Property Distribution on Divorce ” in “A Practitioner’s Guide to Joint Property” (2005) Tottel Publishing ed, Martyn Frost.

Practice Areas


Ancillary Relief cases including overseas property I v I (DIVORCE: HABITUAL RESIDENCE) – [2001] 1 FLR 913, Ikimi v Ikimi [2001] 3 WLR 672.
Care Re T (Care and Placement orders) [2014] EWHC 798 (Fam)
International jurisdiction (Children, Financial Remedy and TLATA) LM v KD [2018] EWHC 3057 (Fam), LM v KD (Jurisdiction: TOLATA and Children Act 1989, Schedule 1) [2019] 1 FLR 1071
Parental orders (adoption and surrogacy) Re N [2019] 3 WLR 317, K v L and another [2019] EWFC 21
Adoption Re N (a child) (placement order: alternative option to adoption) [2013] EWCA Civ 1534
Disclosure RE K AND OTHERS (MINORS) [1994] 1 FLR 377
Unaccompanied minors A local authority v RA and another (SF intervening) – [2019] All ER (D) 44 (Sep)
Firearms REGINA v. JONES (TERENCE) – [1995] Q.B. 235