Julie Galbraith > DWF > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Real Estate


Partner // Northern Ireland Head of Real Estate and Retail, Food, and Hospitality, Belfast


Julie advises in relation to all aspects of real estate law in Northern Ireland, with specific expertise in acting for commercial occupiers. 

Julie advises a number of retailers and commercial occupiers in relation to their property requirements and portfolio management in Northern Ireland. 

She acts for a number of developers and investors undertaking acquisitions and disposals with specific expertise in negotiating commercial and residential development agreements.

Julie has advised a number of investors and financial institutions in relation to their asset management with expertise in the management of shopping centres and retail parks.

Julie advises on Northern Ireland’s complex business tenancies legislation and regularly provides representation at the Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland.

She acts for a number of clients in the retail, food, and hospitality sectors and heads up both this sector and the real estate sector for Northern Ireland.


-Law Society of Northern Ireland

-Belfast Solicitors’ Association
-Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyer’s Group
-Women in Business NI
-Women in Property NI

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Real estate > Commercial property

DWF undertakes a full spread of real estate work for clients from sectors such as hospitality, telecoms, leisure and manufacturing. It also has a particularly strong reputation in the retail industry, with it acting for local and national retailers on the management of their property portfolios in Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, other drivers of the firm’s real estate work include housing development and land regeneration, insolvency-related property work and landlord and tenant matters. In 2020, department head Julie Galbraith acted for the Herbert Group on the sale of over 150 leasehold assets across Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, including 147 trading KFC sites.  Mark Tinman and Kirsty Mairs are among the other names to note.