Julie-Ann Elliott

Julie Ann Elliot
Year of call:



2000 - University of East Anglia & University of Leiden, LLB EUR (Hons) (2:1)

2001 - University of Northumbria, BVC (‘very competent’)


2001 - Pupil at The Bar Library, Belfast

2002 - Practised at the Bar of Northern Ireland, Belfast

2007 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers


North Eastern Circuit



Julie-Ann Elliott is a specialist family practitioner engaging in all areas of children work, with particular emphasis on public law proceedings and has extensive experience in dealing with complex care proceedings.

Julie-Ann has extensive experience of proceedings at all levels up to the Court of Appeal.

Public Law

Julie-Ann is regularly instructed in matters which involve complex non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, incest and chronic neglect. She has particular experience of dealing with cases involving parents with disabilities and additional needs, extensive medical evidence, inter-jurisdictional issues and forensic computer evidence.

Julie-Ann is instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents, extended family and children’s guardians and is therefore able to bring a wide spectrum of experience to her advocacy and advice.

She has a particular interest in matters concerning local authority duties and challenges to local authority decision making by way of judicial review. Julie-Ann has had significant involvement of advising and acting in such matters.

Julie-Ann also has extensive experience in applications for injunctions under the HRA involving the local authority.

Private Law

Julie-Ann accepts instructions in complex private law matters and has substantial experience dealing with matters involving  disputed territorial jurisdiction, removal from the jurisdiction/international relocation, wardship, allegations of sexual abuse, serious domestic violence and systematic abuse including false imprisonment. Julie-Ann also has notable experience in dealing with matters involving intractable contact disputes , and those necessitating expert psychological and psychiatric evidence.


Julie-Ann has a particular interest in matters which involve surrogacy and is able to accept instructions in this area.


Her approachable manner, coupled with her effectiveness as an advocate together with her ability to provide clear, considered and constructive advice, makes Julie-Ann popular with both solicitors and lay clients.


Julie-Ann is able to lecture in a number of areas and has presented to solicitors and other professionals working with children as well as social welfare and community care law.

Contact Julie-Ann’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212