We are delighted to announce that Julie Stather has been appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber. Julie’s appointment is effectively immediately, and she will sit as a Judge part-time alongside her usual practice.

Julie has been practising in family law for over 20 years and was previously based in London. She is a qualified Family Law Arbitrator (for both children and financial matters) and Mediator. Julie is instructed in serious public law cases on behalf of local authorities, parents, grandparents, children, interveners and Guardians. Julie also regularly undertakes private law cases and is instructed on behalf of parents, children and extended family members. Her cases include difficult issues such as implacable hostility, shared care arrangements, domestic and international relocation, special guardianship and fact-finding hearings. She also advises and represents parties at all stages of financial remedy disputes, including enforcement of final orders.