Julie’s love of the law and litigation is long-standing. She was a solicitor for 18 years and a partner at King & Wood Mallesons from 2007 to 2013. The Bar called to her for many years, and finally she had to say yes.

Julie is recognised by her peers as a leading lawyer, both as a solicitor and a barrister, and by publications such as Chambers & Partners, Doyle’s Guide and the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers. Julie is listed as a Leading Junior Counsel for Construction Law in Australia in the Doyle’s Guide 2017.

She is also a practising arbitrator with the Resolution Institute (formerly IAMA).

Her approach to working with solicitors and clients is to work collaboratively with people whom she likes and respects, to achieve the best resolution.

She most enjoys working with teams of talented solicitors, and undertaking complex problem solving.

From 2007 to 2012, Julie lectured an undergraduate course in Contract Formation & Management at the University of Sydney, where she was an adjunct associate professor.

Focus Areas + Select Cases

Fitz Jersey Pty Ltd v Atlas Construction Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 53

Representing an Australian infrastructure corporation and a French-owned international water and services provider re a natural gas project.

Representing a contractor in multi-party litigation over the design and construction of a coal terminal.

Representing a German-owned pharmaceutical in a dispute with a Swiss-owned pharmaceutical re the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Representing shareholders of a corporation resisting a transfer of shares by deed administrators.

Representing a global energy company in an international arbitration in Singapore, re a wind turbine power station in the Philippines.

Representing a national infrastructure corporation in a fast-track arbitration re the design and construction of rolling stock.

Representing a New Zealand company in a mediation with an Australian Government entity re a road construction dispute.

Representing an equipment hirer and operator in a mediation with a supplier and a manufacturer re elevated work platforms.

Notable Cases

Cornerstone Danks Street Pty Ltd v Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 866

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd v Bayer Australia Limited (2015) 322 ALR 621

Re Nexus Energy Ltd (subject to a deed of company arrangement) [2014] NSWSC 1910

Pittwater Council v Keystone Projects Group Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 1791

Hakea Holdings Pty Limited v Denham Constructions Pty Ltd; BaptistCare NSW & ACT v Denham Constructions Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 1120

Fitz Jersey Pty Ltd v Atlas Construction Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 53