Julie Melia

Partner Jersey
Julie Melia
tenacious and very commercially minded Chambers UK 2017

Overview

Julie is a Partner in Ogier’s Property Law Group and is head of Ogier’s Probate and Estates practice. Julie has specialised in Jersey property encompassing commercial acquisitions and leases, residential development schemes and planning issues, mergers and acquisitions, property finance and residential purchases and sales for over 18 years.
  • Background

    Julie is a Partner in Ogier’s Property Law Group and is head of Ogier’s Probate and Estates practice.

    Julie has specialised in Jersey property encompassing commercial acquisitions and leases, residential development schemes and planning issues, mergers and acquisitions, property finance and residential purchases and sales for over 18 years.

    Julie is also head of Ogier’s Probate and Estates practice, assisting Jersey based clients with the administration of Jersey estates and international clients where Jersey assets form part of a wider estate, together with the registration of Court of Protection Orders and Worldwide Affidavits, curatorships and tutelles.

    Julie is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, the Law Society of Jersey and the Institute of Directors and is a past Chair of Jersey Business.

    Recent experience includes:

     

    Advised the Public/Ports of Jersey in pre-let and lease transactions of major new Cargo Centre, and in connection with a leasing structure created to facilitate the financing of the Arrivals Terminal and taxiway.

     

    Represents the Parish of St Helier on compulsory purchase, development, legal and title issues, sales, leases and purchases.

     

    Admitted in:
    1989 - England and Wales
    1992 - Jersey

     

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  • Recognition

    tenacious and very commercially minded Chambers UK 2017
    Excellent with clients ... consistently provides sound advice Legal 500 2016
    efficiency, easy access, response times and availability.... all excellent. Client feedback, 2016
    Knows her subject well. She has got a good commercial and property knowledge. She is very responsive, always available and willing to put herself out. Client feedback, 2016
    She has acted with great professionalism, whilst also being incredibly helpful & charming Client Feeback 2016
    Knowledgeable and commercial Legal 500 2015
    Highlighted for her common sense and "can-do” attitude Legal 500 2014
    Charismatic and easy to deal with whilst being technically exceptional Chambers Europe 2014
    Is extremely approachable and gives us a personal service Chambers Europe 2013
    Provides solutions rather than putting obstacles in the way Legal 500 2013
    Julie provides good practical advice and is very approachable Legal 500 2011
    Julie is hailed as one of the best in Jersey. If it hadn't been for her we would not have got such a successful result. She is responsive, approachable and knowledgeable and does not give anything away. Chambers Europe 2011