Julia acts in a wide range of civil and public law matters, with particular expertise in the following areas.
Julia has a particular interest in administrative and public law, with a focus on civil liberties and human rights.
She is Assistant to Inspector Sir George Newman in the Iraq Fatality Investigations, which were established in response to the High Court’s May 2013 decision in R (Ali Zaki Mousa and others) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 1412 (Admin) to discharge the State’s obligations under art.2 ECHR. More information can be found here.
Julia appears for claimants in the High Court, Upper Tribunal and FTT in judicial review claims (including applications for interim relief) and immigration appeals (including refugee / humanitarian protection, deportation appeals and bail hearings). Julia is a founding member of Refugee Legal Support Athens, which sends experienced UK asylum practitioners to Greece to provide free legal support to asylum seekers (with a focus on family reunification under the Dublin III Regulation).
Immigration / asylum:
ECtHR / other human rights:
Julia advises on and appears in court on claims raising jurisdictional issues and conflicts of law. She is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in respect of claims under the Package Travel Regulations and the Athens (ships / cruises) and Montreal (air carriage) Conventions, as well as claims under European regulations, in particular direct actions against insurers. Julia has a particular interest in cases involving an international element and has a Licence in French Law.
Julia undertakes advisory, pleading and court work in commercial matters including contractual and company disputes. She acts in landlord and tenant disputes including possession and leasehold forfeiture claims.
Julia has a Masters in International Human Rights Law, with a focus on refugee and asylum law, from the University of Oxford.
Before joining Chambers, Julia worked in the Department for Legal Affairs and Human Rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, particularly focussing on Member States’ compliance with the ECHR. She co-authored the chapter, ‘The Work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’ in the Hart publication ‘Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit’. Julia also spent time as a Volunteer Attorney at the California Appellate Project, drafting the Habeas Corpus appeals of indigent defenders facing the death penalty in California, USA.
Julia is willing to undertake cases pro bono where appropriate.
‘Athens Legal Support’ (Counsel Magazine July 2017).
‘International Initiatives to Increase the Role of Parliaments in Relation to Human Rights: the Work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’ in the Hart Publication ‘Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit’.
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)
Administratrive Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Mst, International Human Rights Law (Distinction), New College, Oxford
BA (Hons) Law with Law Studies in Europe (First Class), St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Licence in French Law, Universite Paris II, Pantheon-Assas
Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent), BPP Law School
Santander Scholarship, Mst in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford (2016)
Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011)
Luddington Prize for Outstanding Academic and Sporting Achievement, St Edmund Hall (2011)
Open Scholar, St Edmund Hall (2008-2011)
French (including study at the Universite Paris II)