Julia is known for her approachability, thoroughness of her preparation and her court skills. She has significant expertise in care proceedings particularly those where there is an international and/or immigration issues.
Recently Julia has been instructed in matters which concern the transfer of care proceedings under the provisions of Brussells II Revised and also the repatriation of children to relatives outside the European Union.
Julia is also an established practitioner in the areas of child abduction and removal of children from the jurisdiction.
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 is currently instructed in a case where she has successfully argued that the use of an intermediary for her client is essential in order to ensure that she has a fair trial.
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 also regularly instructed in matters of Forced Marriage and associated allegations of honest based violence.
H (Care Proceedings: Designated Local Authority)  EWFC 39
Re X v CD & ORS ( Care Proceedings: Placement in Pakistan)  EWFC 51
Re R (A Child)  EWFC 51
Re J (A Child) (Learning Disabled Parent) 
Re I ( A child)  EWCA Civ 1765
Re G (Abduction: Children’s Objections)  1 FLR 1645
Re M (Children)  1 FLR 1089
Satheeswaran v SSHD  EWHC 882 (Admin)
Ali & Anor v SSHD  EWCA Civ 846
Haji & Ors v SSHD  EWCA Civ 206
Murua v SSHD  EWCA Civ 38
Mironyenko v SSHD  EWHC 375 (Admin)
Sivanesan v SSHD  EWCA Civ 126
MP (Risk – MCDDI-Lari Ethnicity) Congo CG  UKIAT 00002