Julia Wookey

Julia Wookey:


Julia is a solicitor in the dispute resolution team.

Before joining Howard Kennedy she worked as a prison law consultant at a legal aid practice. Her work encompassed a range of sentencing matters and included regularly representing prisoners at their independent adjudication hearings in front of district judges and also at parole hearings in front of the Parole Board. She also drafted judicial review pre action letters and dealt with a range of human rights issues. She then went on to volunteer at the California Appellate Project in San Francisco where she assisted with an institutional failure claim as part of a habeas corpus application for a prisoner on death row at San Quentin prison.

Recent work

Julia has experience working on broad a variety of disputes and she acts for companies and individuals alike. She is particularly interested in arts and human rights cases. Recent highlights include an art authenticity dispute, an IP dispute concerning a film score and an international human rights case.

Julia is a founding member of the firm's pro bono committee and was shortlisted for the Junior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award 2017. She volunteers regularly at Toynbee Hall's Free Legal Advice Centre and at their Women Only Legal Advice Clinic. She is also a member of the Law Society’s International Action Team.

View some of Julia's articles and blogs by clicking on the links below:

Random fact

Julia was once an extra in Eastenders.