Holly Hilbourne-Gollop

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Holly practices exclusively in family law and specialises in matters relating to children.

As a public family practitioner, Holly appears on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and children’s guardians. Holly has experience dealing with case management hearings, contested removals, urgent applications and multi-day fact and final hearings.

In private family, Holly has experience of taking cases from issue through to final hearings. Holly has experience of directions hearings, multi-day final hearings and fact-finding hearings, acting for both parents and children.


First-Class Honours, LLB Law, Bournemouth University, 2017

Outstanding, Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law Birmingham, 2018


Wig Award, University of Law Birmingham, 2018

Highest Mark BPTC in Civil Litigation, University of Law, 2018

BPTC Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 2017

Highest Mark in IP LLB, Bournemouth University, 2017

Academic Excellence Scholarship, Bournemouth University, 2013


Legal 500 2023: “Holly is an extremely robust and capable advocate. She prepares meticulously and is very reassuring with clients. She is a very safe pair of hands.”

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