Julie conducts compensation law matters for individuals, specialising in medical negligence claims. Prior to commencing with Stacks in 1993, she worked in a Canberra law firm, followed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in Sydney. A knowledgeable and respected solicitor, Julie is a member of the NSW Law Society and the Australian Lawyers Alliance. She is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal lnjury and has been practicing law for 32 years.
Julie’s warmth, sense of humour and empathetic approach to victims of medical negligence, is greatly valued by her clients. She has conducted several matters involving catastrophically injured children, such as children with birth defects, and many cases involving severe injury or death as a result of delayed diagnosis.
One such case includes a matter she is currently conducting for a widow whose husband had been in hospital for six months suffering from tuberculous meningitus. He had a stroke and died due to increased pressure in his brain, which was not picked up or treated despite his hospitalisation.
Julie achieved a successful outcome for her client in reported High Court matter Shorey v PT Limited, involving a woman who had surgery on her spine, then later fell in a shopping centre whilst in a wheel chair.
Julie is adept at making complex concepts straight forward and easy to understand. She has often conducted matters for clients of non-English speaking background, occasionally using an interpreter.
The mother of four, Julie loves spending her leisure time with family and friends, and has a passion for the opera. She is a caring and compassionate lawyer whose experience in medical negligence claims is of great value to her work colleagues and clients.