Julie Morrissy



Julie specialises in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of engineering and construction dealing with energy, process plant, major infrastructure, rail, civil engineering and building sectors.

She advises on EPC contracts, building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees, development agreements, agreements for lease and other documentation relating to engineering, construction and energy.

Julie also advises clients in relation to dispute avoidance measures and a broad range of dispute resolution techniques.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising on a major scheme to create a new mixed use development in the North-East.
  • Acting for a University in the procurement and management of its extensive capital expenditure programme.
  • Acting for a lead designer in relation to a number of waste and other renewable energy schemes.
  • Advising a local authority on all construction aspects of its 240 million pound schools expenditure programme.
  • Advising on a series of disputes arising from a PFI social housing scheme in the North-West of England.
  • Acting for a contractor on various contractual disputes arising from major infrastructure projects.

Market view:

She has "a sound depth of knowledge and experience - she provided excellent advice that was both prompt and realistic." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Julie is an "outstanding partner" who is "pragmatic and commercially aware" - ​Legal 500 2016

One source reports: "Julie is an excellent communicator, which is a huge help to our decision-making. She has a perfect understanding of our business." - Chambers Partners 2016

"(Julie) provides exceptional service levels." - Legal 500 2013

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  • 13/03/2015
    Site Gallery Looks To Next Level With Support From Legal Specialists

    Site Gallery is a core part of Sheffield’s cultural offering and has a huge reputation both locally and further afield. "Being based in Sheffield, we are delighted to offer our support to such an important asset to the city and hope to help the gallery move to the next level in terms of its development – creating more opportunities for high quality exhibitions and projects for many years to come."

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  • 27/01/2015
    Construction Industry 'Needs 200k More Workers By 2019'

    This is a key issue for the UK economy as the construction sector is of vital importance to the country’s prosperity. “It is encouraging to see optimism about future growth and the need for 200,000 people in the next four years, but it is clear that there is a he skills gap that needs to be tackled. The last thing we want is for the industry to be held back and it is important that a new generation is encouraged into the sector as well as ensuring that those skilled tradesmen and women who left during the recession have the opportunity to come back.”

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  • 01/12/2014
    Government Confirms First-Ever Road Investment Strategy

    We have been waiting for some form of announcement for a few years and that, if followed through, it is to be welcomed now. "UK infrastructure spending will not only give the construction industry the boost it needs, but will be central to developing links between the capital, Birmingham and northern cities. Such changes will play a huge part in unlocking the potential which these regional areas have in terms of talent and skills."

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  • 04/11/2014
    Construction Boost For Irwin Mitchell In Sheffield

    I’m delighted to welcome Emily to our growing team. She has a broad range of expertise and the right skill set to ensure we continue to provide clients with the first class legal service that they deserve.”

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