Julia Perrins

Email: julia.perrins@porterdodson.co.uk

Phone: 01823 625882

Location: Taunton       Position: Partner

Team: Family

Specialism: Children, Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships, Family law, Financial settlement, Mediation and Collaborative law, Prenuptial Agreements


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I am head of the family law team at the Taunton office, having specialised in family law with Porter Dodson since 1984, becoming a partner in 1989.

I have an established following not only in Taunton, but also in the Bridgwater and Street areas and much of my work comes from recommendation. (I hold a surgery in Street and can see people there by arrangement).

I am a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, being an active member of the Somerset Collaborative Law Group where I play an active role in developing collaborative law in the area. Few family solicitors in Somerset have experience in dealing with cases in these two dispute resolution methods as well as the more traditional Court route and therefore I can offer clients the ability to choose the appropriate process for them to resolve their case.

I am a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and was a founder member of the Somerset Branch of Resolution (which is the national organisation for Family Lawyers), and I believe strongly that, where possible, separating couples should try and resolve the issues between themselves as amicably as possible, particularly where there are children. I am an effective and pragmatic negotiator. I always remind clients of the proportionality of costs versus outcome in their cases.

I have been recognised in the “Legal 500” as providing “excellent advice and a sympathetic and understanding approach”. During what is probably the most stressful time of their lives, I have assisted many couples in difficult divorces and separations, resolving issues about finances and children with great care and skill.


Really good advice. Things explained properly. Would definitely use Julia Perrins again in the future if needed.
Advice given has been very comprehensive and fully explained. Treated as an individual and compassion shown to the situation. Felt valued, not just a means of income.
My first and hopefully last time I have used a law firm for a divorce. Julia Perrins explained all so I understood the first time.
I was very pleased with the advice and support I got from the team. I have already recommended you to others who find themselves in the same position as I was. Thank you very much.
I have really appreciated your support in getting through this process and your strength in dealing with my ex-husband. You will be highly recommended!
Julia 'held my hand' all the way, especially at the dark times when I couldn't think straight due to the stress. Levent, who although dealt with my case late on in the procedure, also did an excellent job. Many thanks to you all.
We felt that Julia had our best interests at heart. She was caring, considerate, sensitive and honest. The whole process for us was made bearable with Julia's support and professionalism. Thank you.
Julia Perrins and the team helped me through what was a very difficult process. They made me feel very welcome and were pleasant and efficient. There was always someone available when I needed them and I would not hesitate to recommend Porter Dodson in the future.
Mr Lilly
Overall service was excellent, everything was clearly explained. Being able to meet Julia Perrins in Street was so much better for me. Also came away from the meetings feeling less stressed as everything was explained to me thoroughly.

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