Practice Overview

Julia is a respected practitioner in the fields of family, immigration and human rights law. She specialises in children law and is one of few barristers whose expertise covers these three disciplines. 

Julia is known for her approachability, the thoroughness of her preparation and her court skills. She has significant expertise in care proceedings particularly those where there are allegations of non-accidental injuries and/or sexual abuse: or international and/or immigration issues.

Julia is instructed in international matters which involve the transfer of care proceedings, repatriation of children to other jurisdictions and child abduction.

Having a background in working with adults with either mental health and/or learning disabilities, Julia has retained a strong interest in representing such vulnerable clients at court.

Julia also practices across the whole breadth of immigration law, again having a particular and successful practice in representing children.

Julia is regularly instructed to provide expert advice on immigration issues in family proceedings and vice versa. She is regularly instructed in matters of Forced Marriage, FGM and allegations of honour-based violence.

Julia receives instructions in cases which involve human rights applications against Local Authorities.

She is also the Co-editor of the Immigration Law Handbook.