Julia qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has been a Family & Divorce partner at THP Solicitors since 2010, having joined the firm in 2008.
Julia recognises that clients need a solicitor who is approachable and calm, but above all who will be tenacious on their behalf. She believes that it is vital for clients to have a full understanding of the processes involved in their specific case and will always ensure that the law is accessible to them. Julia will look at your case from every angle to make sure that all bases are covered when considering a solution and, if children are involved, will treat them as the priority.
Julia deals with all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, financial disputes (for both married and unmarried couples), preparing pre and post nuptial agreements and varying existing orders. She also frequently acts for mothers, fathers and grandparents in proceedings relating to children, whether this is how long a child is to spend with each party, moving abroad or a specific issue, such as changing schools when the other parent does not consent.
- Represented a mother in a complex relocation application in respect of her two children to move the family abroad and defending a cross-application by the father to also move the children abroad, but to a different jurisdiction.
- Represented a party with a dissolution of a Civil Partnership and reaching a financial settlement.
- Represented husband in an application for variation of maintenance due to a significant change in his circumstances and the variation was opposed by his ex-wife.
- Represented a wife in complex financial proceedings involving various properties, companies and significant investments; the matter eventually settled using Alternative Dispute Resolution.
- Represented a father in Children Act proceedings and obtained an Order for him to have equal and shared care of his children at final hearing, despite opposition by the mother.
Julia is a committed member of Resolution and is a Resolution-trained Collaborative Lawyer. She is also accredited by the Law Society as a Family Law Specialist, which recognises that she maintains a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in this area of law. She has been invited as a guest speaker at various events, including the annual conference of The Grandparents’ Association.
Julia obtained a degree in Modern History from UEA in 2000 and took the PGDL and LPC (Commendation) qualification at the College of Law, Guildford (2000-2002). Julia has grown up in Reading and retains close links with Kendrick School, which she attended. She continues to live locally with her husband and son.