Julie Taylor

Partner – Family Law

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Partner – Family Law

Julie Taylor is a Partner at Spencer West LLP. She joined the firm in January 2021, having previously been a Partner in well-established Kent firms. She has a wealth of experience as a specialist family lawyer. She had a previous career in the IT and financial sectors before becoming a solicitor and her business knowledge helps her to understand the complexities that can arise when sharing assets and is able to provide holistic practical advice.

Julie is known for her empathetic and supportive approach to her clients and she takes the time to get to know her clients to best help them through difficult times. She handles matters with the utmost of discretion and sensitivity.

She has handled difficult and complex cases as well as more straightforward matters domestically and involving international arrangements for children and finances.

Julie is a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer and promotes a resolution away from the court process wherever possible via mediation, arbitration and the collaborative process. She will equally be prepared to take a case to court if this is necessary and specialised in high conflict divorces.

Julie is a member of Resolution, the national organisation for family lawyers and professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve problems in a constructive way.


"Thank you for your support and understanding, I have felt reassured and comforted by your advice and I shall be recommending you to my friends if they need family advice."

"Thank you for everything you have done for me and for always making me feel better when I felt like giving up."

"What can I say...? Such a massive thank you for all you have done for me and for seeing this awful saga through to the end. Words cannot express my gratitude for all your kindness, thoughtfulness and pastoral care.  You truly are one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to meet."

"Inspiring! …..and thank you for picking me up off the floor when I was at the lowest ebb when I was divorcing the narcissist. A few years have gone by and am glad to report I am happy and free! Thank you for your help back then."


  • England & Wales


Divorce and separation, finances, arrangements for children (including removal from jurisdiction), nuptial agreements, living together and separation agreements, cohabitation (advice for the arrangements of children and finances), international arrangements, domestic abuse, injunctions and high conflict divorces. Alternatives to court, promoting mediation, arbitration and the Collaborative process.


    • Qualified with Resolution as a Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2019
    • Solicitor (England and Wales), LLB (Hons), LLM, Barrister (non-practising), ACIArb


  • Well established Kent firms


    • Exhibition from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (BVC Award)
    • The Philip Teichman Prize from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (BVC Award)
    • The Jarman Prize from the University of Kent (LLB)

Julie says...

I endeavour to be a kind and reassuring support to the people I meet. Often, I meet people when they are at their lowest and in the most difficult times in their lives. I offer a kind, realistic and pragmatic approach to a resolution. I have also developed a wide network of professional contacts such as financial advisers, therapists and accountants who I work collaboratively with to assist my clients.