Yuliya is an Associate in the Family Team. Yuliya advises on a wide range of issues arising out of family or relationship breakdown. Yuliya is multilingual and speaks Russian, Ukrainian and advanced French.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Complex financial issues arising out of divorce and separation, often involving international families and immigration issues.

  • Child arrangement issues and disputes in relation to important decisions in children’s lives following relationship breakdown. Yuliya has experience of cases involving allegations of parental alienation.

  • Child relocation cases, including acting for parents seeking to relocate and defending such applications.

  • Applications to vary child and spousal maintenance.

  • Injunctions and freezing injunctions.

  • Wealth protection including advising on prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Yuliya is dedicated to delivering an excellent standard of service to clients. She takes time to understand her client’s concerns and provides straightforward, practical and strategic advice.

Before joining Kingsley Napley, Yuliya worked in the family department at a City law firm, Fletcher Day, where she also trained. As a trainee solicitor, Yuliya also gained experience in the Corporate, Real Estate and Immigration departments. Yuliya obtained a distinction in her Master in Law (LLM LPC) at the University of Law in London. Prior to changing her career to law, Yuliya gained experience in a number of industries, including real estate, CIS civil aviation and events management.

Yuliya is a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. Yuliya also lived in Paris and Geneva and speaks French.

Professional memberships and awards

  • In 2021 Yuliya was listed as a recommended family solicitor in the Legal 500 directory.
  • Yuliya is a member of Resolution, a network of family law professionals dedicated to promoting a constructive approach to family issues.

Recent cases

  • Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1


I am extremely grateful to have had Yuliya's expertise & involvement in my case, she went above and beyond and exceeded any expectations I had. Yuliya took the time to understand the issues from start to finish and was extremely helpful and efficient.”

G. R., a former client

Thank you very much for the work you have done, your professionalism and help. Thank you also for dealing with my queries so quickly.”

Y. P., a former client


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