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Julia Tobbell

Julia Tobbell

Senior Associate

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



Julia advises major developers on matters such as rights to light, vacant possession strategies/site assembly, trespass, restrictive covenants and easements.   She 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 handles high value and complex 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.

Named as an "Associate to Watch" in Chambers & Partners 2020, and described as a "fantastically good" associate with "superb attention to detail."

Named in Legal 500 2020 as a Next Generation Lawyer and cited for her "remarkable intellect". 

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 Airport in a claim by 250 local residents for compensation for loss in value of their homes as a result of aircraft noise
  •        A major international bank in a high-profile mortgage possession claim in excess of £20 million
  •        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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