Having specialised in real estate for the last 17 years, Julia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our market-leading residential development practice.

Julia works with a number of top PLC and regional house-builders and investors on high profile and complex transactions and projects nationwide. She advises on all aspects of immediate land acquisitions and strategic land projects including overage, joint ventures, promotion and hybrid agreements, affordable housing and collaboration agreements.

Julia's practice is central to Living & Regeneration, which is at the heart of the firms real estate practice strategy and is a key growth area, with government commitments to infrastructure-led regeneration. As an expert in residential property and after acting for banks and insolvency practitioners for a number of years prior to her current role, Julia is often called upon for her advisory skills in banking and corporate transactions.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am the firm's Account Manager for Places for People and lead contact for several other clients. My vast sector knowledge and experience means I really understand their core business and these relationships have been strengthened by our aligned commitment to diversity and inclusion.

As the location chair of our gender network, I seek to champion gender equity both within the legal profession and in the wider business community. I work closely with the firm's leadership team and with clients to help further gender initiatives and shape policy. I am particularly passionate about the support offered to women to progress through to senior leadership roles.

I have worked with our OC Solutions team to create a more efficient approach to real estate post-completion and infrastructure instructions through a centralised on-line reporting process for our PLC housebuilding clients.

Large Complex Schemes

Dealt with the largest residential land sale transaction in the UK in 2021, being the acquisition of a 135-acre site in Swindon for Countryside and Sovereign to deliver up to 2,500 new homes

PLC client

Led the RE team alongside the Corporate team on a £30m acquisition of a block of 95 flats for a PLC client.

Landmark acquisition for a large PLC

Acted on a landmark acquisition in Bristol for a large PLC, which involved a very complicated re-structure of an existing deal. The client commented that she was "extremely efficient and pragmatic" and was "instrumental in driving it through to exchange".