Julie Ball

Commercial Law Solicitor and Associate

Julie is an associate of the firm specialising in commercial property law.

Julie joined Stephensons as a graduate clerk in 2004 before accepting a training contract with the firm in 2005. Upon qualifying as a solicitor in September 2007 Julie joined the commercial property department.

Julie graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 and then went on to complete her LPC at Chester College of Law in 2003. 

Julie specialises in all areas of commercial property work but has developed particular expertise in:

  • Buying and selling commercial property, including the preparation and review of auction packs
  • Landlord and tenant law, including new leases / lease renewals, deeds of surrender, licences to sublet, licences to assign, deeds of variation, rent deposit deeds and security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Pre-emption agreements (or “rights of first refusal”)
  • Conditional contracts
  • Adverse possession
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Pension funds 
  • Housing Associations

Julie acts for both well established and newly formed housing associations in relation to transactions such as staircasing, enfranchisement, lease renewals, lease extensions, shared ownership and shared equity sales, right to buy and right to acquire applications.

Julie also assists a number of property developers and property investors with their respective disposals, acquisitions and financing. With particular expertise in distressed sales, Julie acts on a wide variety of transactions for insolvency practitioners and provides property advice and support to the firm’s insolvency team.

On a personal level, Julie is a keen walker and enjoys spending time in the Lake District.