Head of Family Team | Called 1999
Public Access Accredited
Prior to being called to the Bar, June worked in some reputable medium sized firms of solicitors for a number of years within the Civil / Commercial / Personal Injury departments, and acquired a wealth of litigation experience, including conducting hearings before the Masters in the Royal Courts of Justice. This experience aided June’s decision to pursue a career at the Bar.
Education and qualifications:
- Law LLB Hons – Leeds
- Bar Finals – ICSL London
June’s specialist practice is in Family Law, and she regularly undertakes private and public law cases. She provides robust representation and offers realistic and practical advice, striving to achieve the best outcome for her clients, whether via rigorous negotiation or contested proceedings. She acts for parents, grandparents, other extended family members and guardians, and is experienced in representing vulnerable clients. She has also represented clients in cases where gender issues have featured.
June has has a wealth of experience in dealing with cases where issues have arisen involving substance misuse; sexual, physical and emotional abuse and mental health. She undertakes cases at all levels including intractable and high conflict disputes.
Private Family Cases
June is instructed in a variety of Children Act applications, including intractable disputes concerning the living and contact arrangements for children; specific issue applications (i.e. such as schooling; change of name; removal from the jurisdiction; internal relocation disputes); enforcement applications.
Public Family Cases
June represents clients at all stages of Care and Adoption proceedings.
June undertakes cases where clients seek injunctive protection from physical and emotional harm, and seek the occupation of a home.
June represents clients in respect of Divorce issues.
June accepts direct access instructions.
“She has been an absolute rock throughout the entire process. Her knowledge of the case and her eye for detail was always on point. I always felt extremely confident about the case knowing I had June in my corner. This period in my life is certainly the hardest time I’ve ever been through. I will never forget the support and guidance June provided.” – Lay Client August 2023.
“June Williams is counsel I have been instructing regularly for more than 8 years now. She is always immaculately prepared, unapologetically direct and very robust in both negotiations and cross examination. Her Position Statements are exquisite and her drafting very precise. June always has her case report with me promptly, and gives pragmatic and innovative suggestions on how to progress matters forward to a favourable conclusion for the client”. – Solicitor
“June Williams is great at absorbing a difficult and complex case and also great at keeping me updated during a hearing, allowing me to focus and deal with any outcome in a timely manner. That allows me to maintain good client care.” – Solicitor
“June is clear, precise and thoroughly meticulous in her advice, leaving no stone unturned. June agreed to act on a pro bon basis for one particular case we have had recently where our client needed assistance which made a significant and positive difference on the whole proceedings. The help and support that June gave on a pro bono basis went over what would reasonably be expected and it is greatly appreciated.” – Solicitor
“June Williams is a robust and resourceful advocate. She is an instructing solicitors dream due to her razor sharp attention to detail and meticulous Court preparation. She gets involved from the moment she receives the brief and provides invaluable support before, during and after each Court Hearing. She conscientiously conducts each case ensuring that there are no rouge loose ends and that any action points are relevant, practical and achievable from the perspective of the Court, the client and the instructing solicitor. She has the ability to put clients at ease and quickly gain their trust in what is usually a traumatic time in their lives. She is able to get to the heart of the case swiftly and can create a constructive resolution even in the most complex of cases. Whilst recognising the benefits of negotiation and compromise, June is a determined and formidable advocate who is always willing and prepared to fight for the client. Whenever a curve ball may be thrown at her during the proceedings, she is able to knock it out of the park with skilled ingenuity and imaginative flair. A firm favourite for solicitors and client’s alike” – Solicitor
“I want to say thank you for helping me to get counselling. Thank you June for getting me to seek help. I will be forever grateful for your help and then suggesting legal aid” – Lay Client, August 2022
“During this protracted case that was so personally difficult for me, I particularly valued the empathy and humanity that June displayed. She was more than just a consunmate, rational professional; she also showed a supportive and deeply humane side that gave me the confidence to deal with the emotional distress I was often going through,” – Lay Client, January 2022
“Thank you for all the help over the whole process. I’m really happy with the outcome and glad it’s all finally over. I can’t recommend Miss Williams and her team enough. They went over and above to help with my case.” –Lay Client, August 2023
- West Midlands Family Law Bar Association (WMFLBA)
- Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
June enjoys escaping away on scenic walks and cycle rides. To relax she also enjoys cooking, going to the theatre, gardening, black and white films, particularly crime and is an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, and playing Candy Crush.