Julie is a member of Thompsons’ employment rights team, based in the Bristol office. 

She provides employment advice and representation on matters including unfair dismissal, disability, race and sex discrimination, Transfers of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE), protective awards, redundancy and wages claims as well as county court claims.

Following a 19-year career in the health service, Julie obtained her law degree from Glamorgan University in 2003. 

She secured a training contract with a large insurance company in Bristol and qualified as a solicitor in 2006. Julie joined Thompsons as an employment rights solicitor in 2008.

She regularly gives talks and lectures on employment law to clients and unions at events organised by Thompsons. 


Julie's case experience 

  • Settled a protective award for £750,000 for 400 union members when their employer agreed to reinstate their terms and conditions on holiday entitlement and compensate them for any losses incurred.
  • Secured £15,000 in a claim for unfair redundancy and sex discrimination for a union member who had very quickly secured alternative employment on more advantageous terms and had received an enhanced contractual redundancy payment.
  • Secured £14,000 for a member who had worked term time unaware that she was entitled to receive holiday pay. She was awarded £10,865 along with five years’ back payment of employer pension contributions. 
  • Secured a tribunal decision in a case which dealt with fragmentation following a TUPE transfer that there could not be a service provision change if it was not possible to identify where the council's former activities had transferred from.


Professional membership 

Julie is a member of the Industrial Law Society.