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Julia Higgins

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03 6334 1667
Parenting Arrangements, Child Support, Child Protection, Criminal Law, Divorce and Separation


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 was Chair of the Family Law Practitioners Association (Tas), a former Commissioner for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania which provides legal assistance to struggling Tasmanians and Vice President of The Law Society of Tasmania.

  • Current President of The Law Society of Tasmania
  • 2017 - 2020 Commissioner for Legal Aid Tasmania
  • 2019 - 2022 Chair of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania
  • Member of Tasmanian Women's Lawyers
  • Law Council (Tas) - Northern Representative
  • Board Member of Legal Education
  • Independent Children's Lawyer in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
  • 2021 - 2022 Judge for the Launceston Chamber of Commerce "Spirit Awards"
  • Past Committee Member and Vice Chair of the Launceston Women's Shelter
  • Past President of the Northern Young Lawyers Committee