Julia Queen

Called in 2015

Areas of Practice
Family, Direct Public Access Barristers


Practice Profile

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Education and Training

BPTC – BPP Holborn

LLB – BPP Holborn

MSc – London School of Economics and Political Science (European Studies), thesis on European Court of Human Rights cases involving Article 6 ECHR, particularly those involving children

BA(Hons) – King’s College London (French)


Semi-Finalist – Inner Temple Pupil Advocacy Competition (2016) (Top 8 out of 96)

Finalist – European Court of Human Rights Mock Trial Competition (2014)

Winner – Best written applicant submission at European Court of Human Rights Mock Trial Competition (2014)

Inner Temple Academic Exhibition Scholarship (2013)

Practice Profile

Julia has a busy practice in all areas of family law and represents clients from the County Court to the High Court. She has extensive experience representing local authorities and parents at all stages of public law proceedings including emergency applications, interim and final care orders and designation hearings.

Julia has also assisted in complex care cases in the High Court involving issues such as extensive medical evidence, sexual abuse and child witnesses. She assists with the cross-examination of paediatricians as part of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health expert witness training.

Julia regularly acts in private children cases from FHDRAs through to final hearings and also appears in appeals, occupation order hearings and non-molestation order hearings.

Julia also accepts instructions in financial work such as First Appointments, FDRs and oral examinations of assets and has appeared in the High Court in international abduction cases.

Prior to coming to the bar, Julia worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mishcon de Reya in employment, finance and banking litigation. She also used to work in Berlin in international relations and for an MP in London.

What others say

“immensely professional in her approach”, “I found her to be pleasant in discussions, as well as pressing her client’s case firmly” – Family barrister

“The client department had been extremely impressed with her on the previous occasion and had specifically requested that she represent the local authority again”, “I requested that Julia be placed on our team’s list of ‘Good Junior Counsel’ to instruct” – Instructing Solicitor

“Her assistance with drafting/amending the pleadings prior to hearing was invaluable…Ms Queen is a safe pair of hands and I would not hesitate to instruct her again” – Instructing Solicitor 

“I thought that Julia’s workrate, legal knowledge, precision and calmness under pressure were remarkable” – Family law QC 


direct access

Julia is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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