Julie Middlemass > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Property litigation


Julie is the national head of the property litigation team. Having trained and qualified in London, Julie has dealt exclusively with property litigation since 1991. Julie specialises in all forms of real estate litigation including dilapidations, complex lease renewals, rent review, rights of way disputes, insolvency and general property management work and acts for most of the firm’s real estate clients including Threadneedle, British land and Sainsburys. She frequently delivers seminars and training sessions, both internally and to external contacts and clients. She has particular experience of the wide range of legal issues that arise when managing large property portfolios including shopping centres. She also advisies key developers on the interpretation of agreements and their obligations under such agreements. A key aspect of Julie’s work is managing risk for these clients. Recent reported cases involve acting for Jolan Limited a landlord/developer in a complex and contested lease renewal and disputed exercise of a break clause at a prominent building in Manchester which involved a successful seven week trial in the high court, the decision from which was also upheld on appeal. The potential development includes a hotel and three retail units. Crosso No 4 Unlimited and Others v Jolan Limited and Others [2011] EWCA Civ 1619 and also John Bemoley & Others v Philip Noble [2014] EWHC 2657 (CH).


Trained Forsyte Kerman; qualified 1991; Forsyte Kerman 1991-92; CMS Cameron McKenna 1992-94; Booth & Co 1994-95; Addleshaw Goddard 2000 to date (formerly Addleshaw Booth & Co).


Sheffield University (1988 LLB Hons); Trent Polytechnic (1989 LSF).


Reading, walking.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Julie MiddlemassAddleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard‘s ‘highly experienced’ team is led by Julie Middlemass, who has ‘great ability to cut through the legalities of a matter and get to the heart of the issue’. The practice handles the full gamut of property litigation, and is particularly strong in matters concerning the rapid eviction of trespassers. Middlemass is increasingly active in tenant insolvencies and distressed property matters. Also recommended is director Elizabeth Cape, who ‘cares deeply about getting the right commercial solution’.