Judge & Priestley
Senior Associate Solicitor
9 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London
- Resolution accredited specialist
- Offers free advice
Yanoulla is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Judge & Priestley LLP.
Prior to joining Judge & Priestley, she worked in a highly regarded national family law firm awarded top tier status by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Yanoulla advises on all areas of family law including divorce, the settlement of finance on separation and cohabitation matters.
Yanoulla undertakes a variety of private children and international children law cases. She has represented parents and other family members at all stages, from initial advice through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She has substantial experience of very complex cases. She has represented parents on international relocation cases and those seeking to prevent the removal of their children. She also regularly represents parents and other family members in disputes about where a child lives, how much time they spend with each parent or other family members as well as decisions regarding a child’s religion, health and schooling.
Yanoulla has extensive experience in cases involving domestic abuse, including sexual abuse, injunction proceedings and forced marriage. Outside of her role as a solicitor, she has volunteered as a Family Law adviser for Gaia, a charity for women, girls and men experiencing violence and abuse, providing face to face legal advice to victims for several years. She has provided legal training to various domestic violence charities and support workers. She also volunteered as a Family Law Advisor and Mentor at the Citizens Advice Bureau. She has also successfully represented those in cases involving parental alienation and fabricated allegations of abuse.
Yanoulla has an extensive background of representing clients in cases which involve complicated needs, mental health issues, learning difficulties and alcohol and drug misuse.
She has represented and advised special guardians, kinship carers and adopters to ensure that they are provided with the appropriate support moving forward and by doing so ultimately improving the chances of the child’s placement being successful.
She prides herself on offering all clients, regardless of the complexity or the merits of their cases, the highest standards of client care. Yanoulla understands that her clients may be going through one of the most stressful times of their lives. She is approachable and sympathetic but always professional and will try to achieve the best outcome possible for clients whilst offering realistic and well thought-through advice.
Yanoulla is also passionate about achieving equality and diversity in the legal sector and judiciary. She is Co-Chair of Resolution’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Yanoulla qualified as a solicitor on 1 November 2011. She originally trained as a barrister at one of the most prestigious law schools, the Inns of Court School of Law. She qualified as a solicitor whilst working and training at a London top-rated legal 500 law firm with an excellent reputation in family law and human rights.
Outside of work, Yanoulla enjoys spending time with her family, playing hockey in the South East leagues and travelling.