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Julie Sharpe

Julie Sharpe

Partner

"Julie Sharpe is an exceptional professional, extremely diligent and is one of the best solicitors I have ever worked with. We have worked together on complex transactions with tight timescales and Julie was always two steps ahead of the other side in the negotiations. No stone was left unturned."
Legal 500 2023

"I have been highly impressed by Julie, the most competent person I have encountered for some time. Calm and assured all the way through and especially when things got fraught towards the end."
Client 

"[Her] attention to detail, diligence, patience and good humour is much appreciated.  It is a pleasure to deal with [her]"
Client

"I would highly recommend Julie Sharpe"
Chambers 2023

"Julie is really good - she is efficient and on the ball"
Chambers 2023

About

Julie is a highly regarded lawyer whose work has a particular focus on complex residential development and the strategic land sector.  She works for both private landowners and developers and regularly deals with promotions, collaboration agreements, pre-emptions, phased development management agreements, title issues, options, overage and other complex land agreements.   

Julie is also experienced in every aspect of investment portfolio work including day to day property management for both corporate and private clients.  Her breadth of real estate experience enables her to help clients prepare and realise maximum value from land and property.

Julie is recommended in Legal 500 for her expertise in advising landowners on strategic development sites, noted as a 'Rising Star' in the 2023 edition.  She is also ranked as an 'Associate to Watch' in Chambers Guide 2023.

Julie joined Michelmores as a partner in December 2022 having previously been at Charles Russell Speechlys since 2013.

Recent Experience

  • Acting on the long term development of a new 1500 home housing estate in Oxfordshire with new school, community centre and infrastructure land requirements being developed in collaboration with a national master developer. Leading on the sales of several residential phases to national housebuilders. Collaborating across the firm to ensure joined up property, construction, planning, tax and corporate advice.
  • Advising a landed estate on the sale of phased development land in Sussex, ensuring forward planning of estate management arrangements, compliance with cross site planning obligations, overage and dealing with rights and covenants in respect of shared access and services.
  • Acting for private landowners on the sale of phased residential development land in Hampshire to a national housebuilder where over 50% of the scheme was designated green open spaces in accordance with planning requirements including nutrient mitigation.
  • Acting for a land promoter on the promotion of strategic land sites including advising on joint venture and financing arrangements.
  • Dealing with the £35 million sale of development land with consent for 400 homes with an option for the local authority to draw down education land.
  • Advising on the joint venture and sale of two linked development sites in Gloucestershire with the retention of plots involving development agreements and development finance, conditional sale arrangements and overage.
  • Acting on the relocation of a leading UK consultancy firm's London headquarters. Advising on the key strategic terms, leases and option arrangements.

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