Area of Practice
Julia Burns is a mediator and conflict coach. She specialises in helping families to resolve inheritance disputes. Julia is known for having a high degree of empathy and emotional intelligence. She is comfortable and sensitive when working with emotional situations and, in addition to mediation, often works with families or individuals as a conflict coach. Having been a lawyer specialising in the field of contentious trusts and probate since 2007, Julia is highly regarded as a mediator in this area of work and has a national reputation. She prides herself on the careful and thoughtful preparation she does for every mediation, dedicating significant pre-mediation contact time to both lawyers and clients. Julia passionately believes that the most important thing for a client is to be given a space to be truly heard by the mediator before the mediation day itself starts.
Julia regularly handles multi-party family disputes, recommending co-mediation for 4 parties or more. As well as face to face mediation, Julia enjoys mediating online, which is particularly suitable for emotional family disputes where the parties feel anxious about physically being in the same building. Julia also has experience of “project mediation” for families, which involves working with a family on a longer-term basis through online and face to face meetings.