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Julia Beer

Year of call:
2003 (Door Tenant)
Education:
Career:
2003
Pupillage at No.6 Chambers
2004
Tenant at No.6 Chambers
2010
Tenant at Ten Old Square, London
2016
Tenant at Selborne Chambers, London
Memberships:
STEP Central London Chancery Bar Association Family Law Bar Association

Julia also has considerable experience acting for companies, trustees and creditors in the Family Division in Financial Remedy proceedings. She frequently advises directors and shareholders of family businesses caught up in and intervening in matrimonial proceedings, typically on share division, income and voting rights; minority shareholdings and ownership of assets. She appears regularly in the Family Division and is comfortable with the procedure and FPR and is a member of FLBA.  Julia is able to give and advocate a chancery analysis to any non – matrimonial asset in danger of being swept into a global pot. She has experience of dealing with farming partnerships and assets; third party minority shareholdings in family companies; advising trustees whether or not to submit to jurisdiction; championing the rights of the company and its creditors.

Notable Cases

  • H v H & M Intervening (family Division) Current

Appearing on behalf of intervener asserting beneficial ownership of shareholding in company and that shares should not be treated as matrimonial assets.

  • K v A & Ors [2014] EWHC FamCharles J (Enforcement)
  • K v A & Ors [2011] EWHC 1639 (Fam) Charles J
  • K v A & Ors [2012]EWHC 788(Fam) – Charles J

Acting unusually for the wife in a case with 7 interveners including the Official Receiver.  Issues arising over the beneficial ownership of shares in one trading and two property holding companies; the dilution of the wife’s minority shareholding; breach of the director’s fiduciary duties; and freezing the companies’ assets.

  • P v W & P Ltd [2013] (Fam) – Coleridge J

Representing Defendants in claims made over beneficial interest in shareholding of family company and the quasi family home under TOLATA 1996 arising out of a rectification argument. Issues included advising the company on share buy-back settlement proposals and tax consequences.

  • F v F & Ors [2011] EWHC (Fam) – Mostyn J

Representing parent and subsidiary companies as intervener. Complex inter-company loan structures. Successfully defending the companies’ assets from allegations of sham and the wife’s claims that the companies’ assets were ‘property’ to which H was entitled to within the meaning of S24(1)(a) MCA 1973.

Contact Julia’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209