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Julie Richardson

Contact Julie on 03300 245750

Julie Richardson is a Senior Solicitor Advocate; she is a specialist in both family law and Court of Protection and has been qualified since 2002.

Julie has a particular expertise in advocacy, representing children, parents, grandparents & other family members. She also undertakes Court of Protection work assisting individuals and families where a family member lacks capacity due to learning disability or mental ill health.

She is a member of the Family Law and Advanced family Law Panel, and has been on the Children’s panel, which recognises her experience & expertise in representing children, since 2008. Julie is renowned for her advocacy skills and is accredited with Higher Rights of Audience which means that she can appear in all levels of Court.

Along with her extensive experience in family law, Julie is one of a few local specialist solicitors representing clients in the field of Court of Protection.

Julie works primarily at our Barnsley and Sheffield offices but is available to meet clients, or offer advise, at any of our offices.

Julie specialises in the following areas:
  • Care Proceedings
  • Special Guardianship orders
  • Adoption
  • Social Services meetings
  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Injunctions
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

Julie also specialises in Court of Protection.


I’ve been represented by other solicitors before but none looked after me like Helen did. She is really friendly and has been there for me even after the case finished. I genuinely believe she cares about her clients and this is not just her job. If I ever need a solicitor again I would come back and have already passed Helen’s name on to a friend.

Gavin from Sheffield