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Julie Hunter



Julie qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Stephensons in 2017 in the commercial litigation department, she became a Partner in 2022.

Julie is highly experienced in litigation and dispute resolution matters covering all aspects of commercial litigation.

She specialises in company, commercial and finance disputes and insolvency claims including:

  • Company/shareholder disputes
  • Claims against directors in company insolvencies
  • Partnership disputes
  • Commercial contracts disputes
  • Professional services disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • General commercial litigation
  • Debt recovery

She is experienced in assisting directors of limited companies in connection with their duties as directors and claims in corporate and personal insolvency.

Julie regularly advises and assists directors and owner managers of small businesses; professional service providers, such as accountants, surveyors, architects and private medical practitioners, in recovering damages for breach of contract and debt recovery in respect of professional fees.

Julie’s approach is to find a commercial solution to disputes, wherever possible, to achieve a swift but satisfactory solution to cases. Where this is not possible, Julie has a reputation for being a determined and assertive litigator, presenting her client’s cases with confidence supported by her considerable experience.

Recent cases

Julie has recently had success in resolving a long running dispute relating to a dental services contract, between a dental practitioner and the professions governing body. The case settled following a referral to mediation.

Acting for a former company director in a dispute with the liquidator of an insolvent company, relating to allegations of misfeasance in office and claims for recovery of monies received by the company in the form of covid-19 bounce back loans. Allegations that the director had used the loan for his own purposes were defeated and the claim was withdrawn.

Acting for former employees of a local business in claims against them for breach of restrictive covenants in their contract of employment, after they had left the business. After some acrimonious claims and counterclaims, the matter was referred to mediation and settled to the satisfaction of all parties.

 What our client’s say

“I'm grateful to have you by my side throughout this challenging period, and your support has been invaluable. I will always be thankful for your guidance and assistance… Your loyalty and dedication are truly commendable. If I require any legal assistance in the future, you will be my first choice without hesitation.”

"We have used the services of Julie Hunter and Stephensons on two separate occasions in the last 12 months. The service from Julie and the firm has been out if this world! The service is great but what's even better is the results we have gained. The outcomes achieved due directly to their advice has enabled us as a business to grow and flourish in what has been a very difficult two years. 

Without Stephensons and in particular Julie's support and expert advice we may not be here today. With it we are now flourishing! Thank you so very much Julie and Stephensons." - View from a satisfied client

“Your assistance in the matter was exceptional and if we find ourselves in this position again, we will be sure to be in contact.” - View from a client

"I would like to say a huge thank you to you for all your sound advice and kindness in this matter. I found Stephensons very professional and approachable at what was a stressful time for our business. I’ve been registered manager here for 19+ years, I can honestly say this period has been memorably stressful but you have made things a lot easier. The service they provided us with was efficient and very worthwhile advice. We would definitely use the same contacts in the future if necessary." - Healthcare Manager

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