Julie is a partner in the Regulatory Team. She predominantly acts in the professional services sector, advising lawyers, accountants and built environment professionals on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions.
Julie is top ranked in both major legal directories for her work in this field. She is recognised as a leader in her field.
Clients come to Julie for advice on regulatory issues that affect their ability to practice or run their organisations, as well as those regulatory issues that may impact their reputation or professional standing.
Central to Julie’s practice is acting for law firms and partners; she is frequently instructed to advise in advance of any SRA interest or at the outset of an SRA investigation. Julie has an impressive track record for halting investigations pre-hearing.
Julie regularly advises companies and organisations in inquiries and investigations instigated by regulators and charities, or commenced of their own initiative. Julie’s early career at the criminal bar and “…mastery of criminal law and procedure and its application to regulatory work…” (Chambers UK) means that Julie is particularly well placed to advise clients in regulatory investigations with a criminal angle.
Julie’s early regulatory career was in healthcare regulation; she continues to advise doctors and talking therapy professionals facing disciplinary allegations as well as entities on their regulatory obligations with the CQC.
Julie is a recognised expert in her field and regularly speaks at industry events, including for ARK, Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) as well as writing in journals and other publications. Julie is a Legal assessor for the British Acupuncture Council.
Julie is a champion for workplace disability inclusion. She is vice chair of the firm’s diff(ability) group and a trustee of the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sport charity.