Julian Nelson

Julian has considerable experience in dealing with the breakdown of relationships and the issues which arise including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships specialising in advising on the financial consequences.

About Julian

Julian has over 30 years invaluable experience as a family law practitioner. Julian is known for her constructive approach and sensible advice, she works hard for her clients and aims to achieve an early settlement, steering her clients through their divorce with dignity and respect.

Julian uses her negotiating skills to achieve the best outcome for her clients, she is acutely aware that in cases where there are children, her involvement will be for a short term but you are connected to your former partner through your children for a lifetime and the priority must therefore always be to provide advice and support to make a difficult situation better.

Julian acts for a wide range of clients including farming cases, business matters, professionals and pension cases.

Under Julian’s guidance Cartmell Shepherd appears in the Legal 500 as one of the highest ranking firms for family advice in Cumbria, Julian being a named individual in the rankings with her expertise in farming cases being recognised.

Quotes from Legal 500

“Response times are quick, the advice is sensible as well as sound, and value for money is good”. 

“Julian Nelson is a calm negotiator and tough when needed”. 

“Julian stands out for her exemplary professional insight which she couples with a welcoming and reassuring approach”. 


What our clients say

“From commencement extremely helpful in dealing with my case and advising on issues relevant. Kept in regular contact with what was taking place regarding all financial and legal matters.  Very many thanks for your attention.”

“Efficient, caring, respectful and met the deadlines. Wise counsel and progress not delayed when Julian was on annual leave. Good team work by other colleagues in Cartmell Shepherd.”

“Professional service, very knowledgeable, but also completely understanding of the human/emotive dynamics in the case”. 

“I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received and would use Julian again without hesitation”.

“I fear I would have been left with nothing except the scraps of my career had it not been for all your efforts and knowledge, you have been diligent and very patient”. 

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