Julia Burns


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“Julia has a real talent for resolving difficult, complex and emotional disputes. I am endlessly impressed with her ability to quickly grasp the issues and go above and beyond to guide the parties to a successful resolution. She is highly creative in finding win:win solutions and is refreshingly committed to resolving disputes as constructively as possible”


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.


  • Contested Probate
  • Contentious Court of Protection
  • Constructive Trust and Proprietary Estoppel
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Inheritance and Family Trust
  • Wills