Julie is a highly experienced and skilled family
practitioner. As a mother of three and with 30 years of practice in matrimonial
work she brings considerable expertise and resources to the demanding and challenging
world of the Family Court. She appears in the High Court, County Court and
Family Proceedings Court dealing with all issues within Care Proceedings
Julie acts for Local Authorities, Parents and
Guardians in cases involving serious injuries to children, sexual abuse and
fictitious illness, in particular where children have been injured by the
people caring for them.
She also has considerable experience of High Court
applications for press injunctions to prevent the publication of sensitive
personal material arising out of care proceedings.
Julie Mackenzie qualified as a mediator with ADR in
2005 and undertakes Family mediations including both matrimonial finance and
issues relating both to residence and contact.
Julie is also a specialist Equine Lawyer and is the
author of Horse Law to be published in 2011. She undertakes mediations in any
equine related matters
Julie was educated in the
West Country and has a lifelong passion for horses. She is an accomplished
horsewoman. This has led her to develop a parallel expertise in Horse Law and
regularly lectures on the subject.
CHILDREN PUBLIC LAW
Julie acts for Local
Authorities, Parents and Guardians in cases involving serious injuries to
children, sexual abuse and fictitious illness.
CHILDREN PRIVATE LAW
Julie has extensive
experience of representing parents and grandparents in Contact and Residence
disputes with particular emphasis on helping clients to reach an accommodation
in the best interests of their children.
Julie acts in a range of
cases whether they involve substantial sums or modest sums of money: she
is known for using a sensible and realistic approach to enhance her
She is also an expert in
Hague Convention /Child Abduction Cases.
Kelly College, Tavistock
Family Law Bar Association, Accredited Mediator (ADR Group) 2005
Julie regularly lectures on the subject of Horse law to both fellow
professionals and lay people. Julie has developed a close working relationship
with vets, animal behaviourists, sports psychologists, sport governing bodies
and rider organisations.
Julie enjoys time with her family, country pursuits, genealogy, travel
and of course horse riding.
is the author of Horse Law; the 3rd edition was published in January 2012. "It
is a great book that deserves its place on the bookshelf of any person dealing
in any professional capacity with horse owners or riders”. Baileys Hunting
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