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Julia Higgins

Job Title
Partner
Email
jhiggins@bishops.com.au
Phone
03 6334 1667
Areas
Parenting Arrangements, Child Support, Child Protection, Criminal Law, Divorce and Separation
Qualifications
BComm-LLB

Experience

There is good reason Julia Higgins is highly recommended by Doyles' Legal Guide as one of the top Tasmanian family lawyers. Julia is able to provide high quality advice in all areas of Family Law including financial, parenting, child support, maintenance and divorce and is dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for every client she represents. Her passion for law is exceeded only by her passion for stiletto heels.

Julia has extensive court experience as a Solicitor and Counsel and is regularly appointed by the Court as an Independent Children's Lawyer in extremely complex parenting disputes. As if that is not impressive enough, not only does she head our Family Law team, she is Chair of Family Law Practitioners Association (Tas), and is also a current Commissioner for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania which provides legal assistance to struggling Tasmanians.

  • Current Commissioner at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
  • Current Chair of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania
  • Member of the Family Law Section (Australia)
  • Member of Tasmanian Women's Lawyers
  • Past Committee Member and Vice Chair of the Launceston Women's Shelter
  • Past Northern Representative of the Law Council of Tasmania
  • Past President of the Northern Yourng Lawyers Committee