Julie is a former partner of King & Wood Mallesons, where she specialised in contract and construction dispute resolution. Her experience includes litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and adjudication.

From 2007 to 2012 Julie lectured an undergraduate course in contract formation and management at the University of Sydney where she was an Adjunct Associate Professor. Julie is a practising Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute (formerly IAMA).

In 2013 she was called to the Bar where she carries out a broad range of civil litigation, with a focus on complex commercial disputes, advocacy, advisory work and both domestic and international arbitration.

Julie has been recognized as a leading lawyer, both as a solicitor and a barrister, by publications such as Chambers & Partners, and the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers, and is recognized as a pre-eminent barrister in Doyle’s Guide for both NSW and Australia.

Julie's ambitions are to complete a full Ironman and to run faster than her children.

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