Julie Gowland

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Julie joined Birketts in December 2013 and is a Partner and 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.

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’ for Licensing by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. She is also named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ under Health and Safety and General Crime and Fraud. Clients in this edition say: “Julie Gowland is very highly skilled with excellent experience, and works with the client on their goal for successful achievement”.

Clients in the previous edition say “We were incredibly impressed with the empathy and understanding shown by Julie Gowland, which gave us immense comfort in what was a very stressful time for my family. Julie went out of her way to spend time explaining our options in great depth and in simple terms, she was always accessible and willing to spend time with us – which really made her stand out from all the other firms we contacted.” Another adds “Julie Gowland was very approachable and realistic with the advice given.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo
Legal 500 Next Generation Partner 2024 logo

Julie Gowland is very highly skilled with excellent experience, and works with the client on their goal for successful achievement.

Legal 500 [UK 2024]

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