Who We Are

About Julie

Our Arbitrator Julie Stather is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a senior barrister who specialises in children law. Most importantly she is a trained Children Arbitrator who strives to ensure that the right decisions are made for children whilst minimising the stress and expense for the parents. At Hampton Family Arbitration we are mindful that important decisions made for children will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Julie Stather

Julie is an all round legal professional: an Arbitrator, barrister, mediator and author, yet you will find her very approachable and understanding. She will soon put you at ease and allow you to feel comfortable in the arbitration setting, with or without a lawyer. Whilst dealing with matters sensitively, she will identify what the real issues are and plan the case efficiently.

In selecting Julie as your arbitrator, you will benefit from her 16 years of experience as a children law barrister. She is experienced in all manner of disputes between parents about the upbringing of their children including questions about where the child should live and spend their time, how they should be educated and even what their names should be. As a barrister, she acts for mothers, fathers, grandparents and children, so she understands what it’s like for each one of them and what their concerns are likely to be. Complementing her strong legal academic background is her ability in practical decision making gained in part from her work as a mediator. She deals with the issues and the people in a very down to earth and calming manner which will enable you to deal frankly and simply with the arbitration process whether or not you are represented by a lawyer. Her decision in your case will be very easy to read, with everything explained in a clear and understandable way.


Are we missing a trick? s34 of the Children Act – an under-used application http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed96835

Enhancing the role of grandparents in the current legal landscape http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed101994

Alcohol testing – what are the options? http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed118874

Is time running out for s20 of the Children Act? http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed129019

The rise and rise of damages in Human Rights Act claims http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed143158

Secure Accommodation Handbook, Jordans, 2013 http://www.jordanpublishing.co.uk/practice-areas/family/publications/-secure-accommodation-#.V6HLK5B4WrU

Sample arbitration written decision

An example of a written judgment by Julie on imaginary facts can be found by clicking here

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

Inner Temple

Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)

Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)


LLB (Hons) – De Montfort University

Barrister BVC – Nottingham Law School

Family Mediator (All Issues) – Resolution

Fully qualified Children and Financial Arbitrator – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators