• Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Hull) 1993
  • College of Law (York) 1994
  • Masters of Law (Construction Law) (Melbourne) 2007
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration (Adelaide) 2009

Julie Wright specialises in civil litigation, with a focus on complex construction and commercial disputes, advocacy, advisory work, and domestic and international arbitration.

Julie is well regarded for her attention to detail, efficiency, and extensive construction law experience. She acts for a range of contractors and employers, including many of Australia’s largest commercial construction contractors.

Before being called to the bar in 2013, Julie was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, where she specialised in contract and construction dispute resolution. Her experience there included litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and adjudication.

Julie practises as a mediator and expert for expert determinations. She is a practising and accredited arbitrator with the Resolution Institute (formerly IAMA).

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.

Outside of her work as a barrister, Julie is a keen runner and triathlete, and a proud Ironman.


  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Commercial disputes
  • Domestic and international arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Professional Recognition

Julie is recognised by Doyles Guide as Pre-eminent Counsel in its Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel. She has also been and continues to be recognised as a leading lawyer, both as a solicitor and a barrister, by other publications including Chambers & Partners, the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500.


Julie's Notable Cases

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

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

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

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

Downie v Steel Associates Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCATCD

Khaled Zoud and Raja Yassine v Mr T Developments Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCATCD

Alstom Transport Australia Pty Ltd and Comptroller-General of Customs [2020] FCAFC 43

Lahey Constructions Pty Ltd v Department of Education [2020] NSWSC 1158

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