After gaining a History degree from Southampton University and completing the law conversion course at the College of Law Chester, Julia trained with Theodore Goddard where she qualified in 1999. Julia worked at Farrer & Co LLP for six years and joined May, May & Merrimans as a partner in 2007, before they joined forces with Hunters in 2015.
Julia has strong tax and trusts expertise and a particular interest in estate planning and heritage property. She also has extensive experience advising on wills, powers of attorney, probate and the administration of estates. Her work also involves supervising other members of the Private Client team in relation to the full range of private client work, including probate.
Julia is recommended in the Personal tax, Trusts and Probate section of The Legal 500 2018 and quoted as “taking the time to really get under the skin of her very different clients and their needs and then tailors her approach accordingly”.
- [Julia Richards and Alexandra Sarkis] “both take the time to really get under the skin of their very different clients and their needs and then tailor their approach accordingly. They provide clear advice and are excellent communicators whilst also being tough negotiators”
The Legal 500 2019
- Julia Richards is ‘a thoughtful, conscientious and expert practitioner who exemplifies the firm’s valuable combination of a client-focused approach and professional competence’.
The Legal 500 UK 2017
- “Technically very able”
Legal 500 2016
Legal 500 2016