Julie specialises in intellectual property, commercial contracts (including terms and conditions, technology agreements, distribution agreements and data sharing agreements), data protection and early-stage investments.

She has a particular interest in life sciences given her PhD in molecular biology.

Julie’s practice includes providing advice on the UK GDPR, advising clients (investors and companies) with regard to equity investments and ensuring her clients receive expert advice with regard to protecting and commercialising their intellectual property.

Julie’s scientific background is advantageous when advising on intellectual property related contracts such as licensing and collaboration agreements. Ensuring that intellectual property assets are protected in transactions is essential for technology clients.

Julie was seconded to the University of Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. As such she has a particular expertise in dealing with public sector contracts.

Julie has been noted as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property in the Legal 500 and an Associate to Watch for corporate in Chambers.

Jurisdiction: Scotland


  • Advising Historic Environment Scotland with regard to a technology agreement for a new in house platform allowing public access to online collections.
  • Advising a University of Strathclyde spin out on an investment of £8 million.
  • Advising a banking client with regard to data protection on a new venture (including drafting a data sharing agreement).Advising a client on the licence of certain intellectual property assets in connection with the lease of new premises.