Julia began her legal career in 1988 when she started work for a company in Shropshire as a legal secretary. After taking a career break to have a family, moving back to Milton Keynes and then while raising her 2 daughters, Julia decided to study a law degree, part time, with the Open University. After completing her degree in 2008 Julia then went on to take her Legal Practice Course (LPC), part time, with the College of Law in Bloomsbury, London.
While undertaking her LPC Julia became a member of Resolution and also spent several years volunteering at Milton Keynes Citizens Advice Bureau as a generalist adviser.
Shortly after receiving a commendation for her LPC, Julia took a position at a small firm in Northamptonshire for a short time before joining Hawkins Family Law in October 2011. Julia has now moved into the post of trainee solicitor, is training under the supervision of the Directors of Hawkins Family Law and aims to qualify as a solicitor in June 2018.
The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.
Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.
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Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”