Julia Baggs BA (Hons) Durham, Call 2008

Julia Baggs joined Chambers in 2009 after successful completion of her pupillage at Wilberforce Chambers.  She specialises in Criminal and Family law and has experience in Civil law.

Professional Reputation

Criminal Law

Julia is regularly instructed by the prosecution and defence predominantly in the Crown Court and is experienced in appearing in the Court of Appeal.  She is a Grade 3 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service.

She is regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence, sexual offences, production and supply of drugs, public disorder and dishonesty offences, including burglary and fraud.  She has acted as junior counsel defending in cases of historic child sex abuse.

Julia has prosecuted and defended in multi-handed cases including an aggravated burglary involving weapons and a cannabis factory worth £75,000.  She has been instructed in cases relying on surveillance evidence and undercover operations.  She has dealt with complex disclosure applications and public interest immunity issues.

She has received instructions in confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, including applications to vary existing orders.  Further, she prosecutes for the Home Office and Border Agency in applications for forfeiture of cash and confiscation of tobacco products.

Family Law

Julia receives instructions in all areas of public and private family law and ancillary relief proceedings.

She acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, grandparents, and the children's guardian in public law cases.  Julia has represented vulnerable adults and young children.  She has experience in cases involving violence, non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and neglect.  She has conducted finding of fact cases and disposal hearings.

Julia regularly appears in private law cases involving disputes over contact and living arrangements for children.  She has dealt with injunction applications including non-molestation orders and she has appeared for parents in committal proceedings.

Julia advises on proposals for settlement in ancillary relief cases and regularly appears in financial dispute resolution hearings and final hearings.

Civil Law

Julia is often instructed in small claims and multi track cases involving road traffic collisions, personal injury, workplace accidents and contractual disputes.

Qualifications & Appointments

  • Pupillage with James Sampson
  • Inns Court School of Law - Bar Vocational Course - Very Competent
  • College of Law - Graduate Diploma in Law - Commendation
  • Inner Temple BVC Scholarship - 2006
  • Inner Temple GDL Scholarship  - 2005
  • Durham University - BA (Hons) 2:1

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit