Julie Gowland

Senior Associate

Julie "knows her stuff and is very personable and understanding".

Legal 500 [UK 2019]


Julie joined Birketts in December 2013 as an Associate Solicitor, and is Head of Licensing within the Regulatory and Corporate Defence Team.

Julie was called to the Bar in 2002 and went on to qualify as a Solicitor in April 2006. Since then she has dealt with all aspects of criminal law in both the Magistrates and Crown Court as well as representing clients at the police station throughout the country. Julie has experience of dealing with Prosecutions from a number of regulatory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and Trading Standards amongst others.

In addition, Julie has vast experience of regulatory and licensing matters for clients in the leisure industry including new/variation premises license applications (including contested applications) Temporary Event Notices and personal licence applications. Julie’s friendly style and experience enable her to smooth the passage of premises licence applications including negotiations with responsible authorities and interested parties.

Julie is based in our Norwich office.

Other Information

Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit and socialising with friends.

Having recently purchased a Chapel. Julie is currently renovating this to a family home.

Julie is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' and a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. The previous edition notes, Julie "knows her stuff and is very personable and understanding".

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Leading Individual         Legal 500 UK 2020 Rising Star          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer