Julie Richardson

Called 2003

Highly accomplished children law barrister with significant local authority experience.

About

Following call to the Bar in July 2003 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Julie commenced her career in Crime and Prison Law, representing defendants within the Magistrates court and prisoners at parole hearings and in appealing life sentence tariffs.

In 2007 Julie moved into Family Law and has experience in both Private and Public Family Law having worked in private practice and for both South Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council; her local authority experience has provided her with invaluable exposure and insight into family care cases at all levels.

Julie came to Parklane Plowden Chambers in October 2016 and became a tenant in January 2017.

Julie now practices exclusively in Family Law and represents parents, grandparents, children and Local Authorities.

Areas of Expertise

Public Law

Julie has a great deal of public law experience involving cases of neglect, sexual abuse, and non accidental injury and receives regular instructions to appear on behalf of parents, Local Authorities and children in a wide variety of matters in all levels of courts, including the High Court.

Private Law

Julie has represented parents at all stages in private law proceedings including residence and contact disputes, cases concerning proposed moves out of jurisdiction, and in prohibited steps order matters, enforcement proceedings and fact finding hearings.

North Eastern Circuit
Julie has provided training and given accredited talks on both private and public Family Law work. Most recently: Case preparation - issuing care proceedings Arrangements concerning children, domestic violence & abuse; the approach adopted by the court.
LLB (Hons) Law (2002), Bar Vocational Course ( 2003), Qualified Lawyers Transfer (2007)