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Julia Tobbell

Julia Tobbell

Senior Associate

Julia is senior associate and fully qualified solicitor advocate in our real estate team.



Julia has considerable experience in commercial landlord and tenant issues including business lease renewals, break notices, tenant arrears/insolvency, landlord consents, dilapidations and service charge disputes.  She specialises in advising major developers on matters such as rights to light, vacant possession strategies/site assembly, trespass, restrictive covenants and easements.   She has experience of handling high value cases which result in lengthy court trials.  She also advises in the areas of enfranchisement, pre-emption and party walls, as well as Land Compensation Act issues.

Julia is described by Chambers as "notable practitioner" and has considerable experience in delivering presentations and seminars to clients and surveyors on topics such as break notices, Authorised Guarantee Agreements/Guarantee of Authorised Guarantee Agreements and legal privilege. 

Julia's experience includes advising:

  • Canary Wharf Group Plc in a claim for unpaid rent and other damages resulting from the Lehman Brothers administration 
  • TAG Farnborough in a claim by 250 local residents for compensation for loss in value of their homes as a result of aircraft noise
  • Amsprop London Limited, Lord Sugar's property investment fund, in a professional negligence action against a firm of solicitors



Julia joined Herbert Smith Freehills as a trainee in 2008 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010. She became a Solicitor Advocate with full rights of audience in the High Court in 2012. 

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