Julija Stukalina

Assistant; Barrister

Julija is an employed barrister, who specialises in all aspects of shipping contractual work. She primarily deals with Charterparties, Bills of Lading, and Bunker Supply Contracts. Her practice encompasses disputes concerning hire, laytime and demurrage, performance issues, cargo claims, sale of goods, and letters of indemnity.

She has drafted pleadings and advices to clients – both shipowners and charterers. She has also assisted in numerous arbitrations, and in High Court proceedings.
Julija was a Judicial Assistant at the High Court for three months. She was based in the Commercial Court, working for Bryan J, Jacobs J and several other judges.

Prior to joining Winter Scott in September 2019, Julija undertook pupillage at Twenty Essex chambers, where she assisted on a broad range of general commercial and shipping matters. This included agency commissions, contracts of guarantee and various jurisdictional issues.

Julija volunteered at the Free Representation Unit in 2017, representing a client in a dispute with their former employer and successfully negotiating a settlement.

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Employed Barrister (called to the bar in 2018).

2018 – University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Laws (Distinction), including courses on Conflict of Laws and International Arbitration.

2017 – City University, Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent).

2016 – University of Cambridge, Law undergraduate degree (First Class). Dissertation on ‘International Law of the Sea’.

2014-2015 – Utrecht University, Netherlands, Erasmus exchange program. Studied International and European Law.

Scholarships and prizes: Jonathan Brock QC Memorial Essay Prize (awarded by the London Common Law and Commercial Bar association in 2018), and Denise Pannick Scholarship to undertake BPTC (awarded by Gray’s Inn in 2016).