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    Julie McDonald
    Julie McDonald

    Solicitor and Principal

    After studying Law at Cambridge University, I went on to train at a well-known firm of solicitors in Suffolk and I qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. I was made a partner of the firm in 2012.

    My clients tell me that I am friendly, approachable and that I explain complex issues carefully. I give efficient and cost effective advice in relation to the financial issues in relationship breakdowns, and I have a real understanding of how difficult such situations can be. I always aim to offer a sympathetic approach no matter what your personal circumstances are.

    As a member of Resolution, I follow a Code of Practice in family law matters which means I always aim to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way.

    In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching tennis. I am a regular visitor to the cinema and theatre. I am an Ambassador and Friend of the Theatre Royal, Norwich and a member of the Supporters’ Circle at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. I have also retained my links with my college and I am the President of the Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association at Cambridge University.

    Rebecca Wilson
    Rebecca Wilson

    Legal Secretary

    After studying Law at the University of East Anglia, I started work in 2013 as a Legal Assistant at RAF Lakenheath assisting US airman with powers of attorney, notarising documents and I provided guidance on UK legal matters. I am therefore familiar with the United States Air Force (USAF) Military Law and practices.

    I started at Julie McDonald Family Law in January 2016 as a Legal Secretary. In this role I perform secretarial and administrative duties as well as processing court forms, letters and documents. I am always happy to assist with any client enquiries and I hope to do so in a timely and efficient manner. I have received positive feedback on my caring and sympathetic nature.

    In my spare time, I enjoy going on countryside and beach walks with my toddler and Miniature Schnauzer. I also enjoy watching Rugby and regularly support Cambridge Rugby Club.

    Alma Kirkman
    Alma Kirkman


    I came into the legal profession as a second career after working in education services. I have worked in family law for over twenty years and qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Before joining Julie McDonald Family Law I worked in practices in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.

    I am a member of Resolution and subscribe to the Resolution code of practice.

    My clients tell me that I am understanding, approachable and down-to-earth, and I do my best to deal with their problems in a sympathetic and straightforward manner. I advise on divorce, dissolution and separation, children and financial matters, and cohabitation issues.

    In my spare time I enjoy dancing, theatre, reading and cooking and I am involved in a number of fundraising activities for various charities.


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