Julie is an experienced construction and engineering lawyer with a practice that combines contentious and non-contentious work for a range of public- and private-sector clients. She has particular expertise in advising on procurement strategies and contract preparation, negotiation and administration. Julie works with clients on a number of different contract structures including traditional, design and build, EPC contracts, construction management, consultants' appointments, guarantees and bonds. In addition, she has been involved in a number of infrastructure, schools, energy from waste, and rail projects and commercial schemes including office developments, hotels, retail, distribution centres and urban regeneration.
Julie also advises on dispute resolution across a range of construction and engineering projects, particularly in relation to commercial developments and PFI/PPP projects.
Julie regularly runs seminars, training days and external conferences as well as writing articles for internal/external publication.
Former member of the national executive sub-committee for Business Development of the Prince’s Trust Construction and Business Services Leadership Group.
Teacher on the Institute of Structural Engineers degree course
Member of the LexisNexis construction panel
Non-executive member of the Board of Governors of Sheffield Hallam University and sits on the Audit Committee.
“[Julie] has a sound depth of knowledge and experience – she has provided excellent advice that was both prompt and realistic.” (2017) Chambers & Partners
“Julie is an excellent communicator, which is a huge help to our decision-making. She has a perfect understanding of our business.” (2016) Chambers & Partners
“Julie is an outstanding partner” who is “pragmatic and commercially aware” Legal 500
“(Julie) provides exceptional service levels.” (2013) Legal 500
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2012 - 2017||Irwin Mitchell LLP | Partner|
|2001 - 2007||DLA Piper UK LLP | Associate then Partner|
|1998||Qualified as a solicitor|
|1996 - 2001||Nabarro Nathanson | Trainee Solicitor|