Julie has 30 years experience in private practice acting principally for councils in all areas of local government, planning and property law.
Julie commenced her legal career as an in-house legal officer at a local council where she developed insight into the needs and challenges facing councils.
Julie then moved to private practice at Sydney firm Hill Thomson & Sullivan which was a general practice with a focus on property, local government and planning law.
Hill Thomson & Sullivan merged with Pikes Lawyers (then known as Pike Pike & Fenwick) in 2001 and since then Julie has focused on the areas of local government and planning law, property law as it pertains to councils, as well as valuation matters relating to the compulsory acquisition of land.
Julie has extensive experience in all classes of the Land and Environment Court covering development appeals, enforcements, prosecutions, administrative reviews and valuation cases.
Julie is interested in policy and law reform and is a member of the Law Society Planning and Development Committee and a past member of the Land and Environment Court User Group. She is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Julie became an Accredited Specialist in Local Government and Planning Law in 1999.
Julie was recommended as a Leading Planning and Development Lawyer in "Doyles Guide to The Legal Profession - 2017".