Areas of Expertise

Julia is a property lawyer with over 8 years’ post admission experience. She has developed expertise in the areas of commercial and retail leasing, licence agreements, property development and subdivisions, building and construction contracts, easement drafting and property acquisitions/disposals.

Julia’s clients benefit from her ability to negotiate complex property transactions while maintaining a commercial approach in line with her clients’ risk appetites. Always easy to work with, Julia cuts through complexity and focuses on positive outcomes.

Clients Julia acts for include state owned corporations such as Sydney Water Corporation, Endeavour Energy, local government authorities, private clients and property developers.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (WSU)

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (ANU)

  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

 

A word from Julia

Property transactions are a lot more complex than one might think, and this is because the stakes are very high. It is my job to identify the risks to you as my client, and to ensure that your interests are protected – I take this responsibility very seriously. I aim to achieve the best outcome for my clients, while maintaining an effective and commercial approach. 

I enjoy the work that I do and the clients that I work with, and I am proud of the role that I play in assisting them to achieve their goals.

 

Career highlights

  • Acting for Sydney Water Corporation on property acquisitions, including acquisitions pursuant to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW), and property disposals.

  • Advising Sydney Water Corporation on its powers and disclosure obligations under the Sydney Water Act 1994 in relation to access to and the acquisition and disposal of land.

  • Acting for Endeavour Energy on the acquisition of land and easements.

  • Acting for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust on the preparation and negotiation of commercial leases.

  • Acting for developers on off the plan developments and ensuring the seamless settlement of multi-lot developments.

  • Acting for a developer on a large off the plan retirement village development, including drafting the by-laws for the scheme.

  • Acting for Councils on the closure of public roads and sale of the closed roads.

  • Acting for other government authorities on the acquisition of easements and property.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Conveyancing

  • Leasing and licensing

  • Subdivision of land

  • Easements and easement acquisitions including the preparation and review of easement documents such as transfer granting easements, section 88B instruments and plans of easement

  • Compulsory acquisitions