Justine, a highly respected figure in the field of family law, formerly practiced out of the leading matrimonial chambers Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB), in London, before moving to Oxfordshire. She spent 10 years working out of QEB, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of family law.
Justine was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2001 before completing her pupillage at QEB, where she practiced as a barrister until 2011. Her work included representing clients at all levels, from tribunals to the magistrates’ court and the Court of Appeal. She has extensive experience of family law litigation, including cases that involved aspects such as complex financial arrangements, forces and services pensions, foreign property and UK-based and overseas trusts. She has also acted in a wide variety of private law children cases.
The appointment of Justine puts Spratt Endicott in the rare and privileged position of having a family law barrister as part of their growing in-house legal team. She has also recently completed her Direct Access training and is now a qualified mediator.
Justine said: “I am delighted to be joining Spratt Endicott’s family department. My busy practice at QEB gave me a very wide range of experience in all kinds of family law litigation, from complex financial disputes to emotionally charged Children Act cases, and gave me the privilege of working with some of the most distinguished practitioners in the field.”
She continued: “I am looking forward to using my experience to assist clients at Spratt Endicott. My approach is empathetic and pragmatic. I am very well attuned to the stress and upset that family disputes involve, and aim to achieve the most successful outcome for the client’s individual circumstances and help them move towards the future as positively as possible.”
Patrick Mulcare, Director and Head of Family Law at Spratt Endicott commented: “We are extremely pleased to have Justine join our department. As a firm of solicitors, it’s very unusual to bring in a barrister. Justine’s appointment helps to set us apart from others in the profession, augmenting our knowledge and skillset. Justine is originally from Banbury and has deep roots in the local area, which combined with her extensive knowledge of the full legal process, puts her in a wonderful position to help and advise our clients as they recognise both her capabilities and her empathetic approach.”