Jaqueline Julyan S.C. > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
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Jaqueline Julyan S.C. practises in all areas of Family Law. She is the joint head of the Family Team at 5 St Andrew’s Hill.

Jaqueline is ranked in The Legal 500 (Children Law (incl. Public & Private law))


A graduate of Stellenbosch and Cambridge Universities, Jaqueline was called to the South African Bar in 1986 and took silk in South Africa in 2004. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2009. In South Africa Jaqueline has sat as an Acting Judge of the High Court.

The Legal 500 2022:

‘A very competent advocate who has a real fighting spirit. She stands no nonsense but is able to bring judges and other advocates alongside nevertheless. ‘

Jaqueline has an international family practice and is an expert in the field. Such is Jaqueline’s knowledge; that she is often called upon to provide expert reports to international courts on international family law.  Jaqueline is astute and has an eye for the fine detail, particularly in complex financial matters.  Jaqueline is a skilled practitioner in all aspects of international and domestic family and child matters. She has been instructed in all matters from international child abduction, child relocation and forced marriages, public law and children (care), jurisdictional issues, private law children’s arrangements and child support, spousal maintenance, and financial remedies, adoptions and surrogacy. She has experience in nuptial agreements and complex financial arrangements involving foreign assets and third parties.

  • Jaqueline accepts direct public access instructions.

Jaqueline is also an advocacy trainer, and was part the faculty of coaches for the Australian Bar Association’s advanced advocacy course (Melbourne, January 2011). Jaqueline combines energy and intellectual rigour with a practical appreciation of what is required in any given case.

Adding to Jaqueline’s commitment to her international family practice, Jaqueline is a long-standing member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is immediate past Chair of its Family Law Committee, and currently a member of the Human Trafficking Task Force. In this capacity, she assists in the organisation and management of international conferences, where the input of lawyers from different jurisdictional backgrounds is of mutual benefit. She is a member of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL) and the Family Law Bar association (FLBA).

Judicial Appointments

Acting Judge in the High Court in South Africa.


  • Jaqueline was called to the South African Bar in 1986.
  • She took silk in South Africa in 2004.
  • Jaqueline was called to the Bar in England & Wales in 2009.
  • In South Africa Jaqueline has sat as an Acting Judge of the High Court.


  • International Bar Association (IBA).
  • International Society of Family Law (ISFL).
  • Family Law Bar association (FLBA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Jaqueline Julyan SC 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Jaqueline’s strengths include a detailed knowledge of the law in this jurisdiction and in South Africa. She has a commanding presence in court and able to manage difficult and emotional clients with care and sensitivity.’