Julie is a Partner in Ogier's Jersey practice and Partner of the Property Law Group. She joined Ogier in July 2012 from Walkers where she was a Partner and head of the Jersey Property Team.
Julie specialises in Jersey property encompassing commercial acquisitions and leases, residential development schemes and planning issues, mergers and acquisitions, property finance and residential purchases and sales
Julie is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, the Law Society of Jersey and the Institute of Directors.
1989 - England and Wales
1992 - Jersey
"One of the best property lawyers on the island."
Chambers UK 2019
"Professional, thorough, timely and friendly advice and execution despite the challenges of us being remotely based and managing multiple time zones. Highly recommended."
Client feedback, 2018
"She is amazing. One of the best lawyers I have dealt with. Very responsive, capable and efficient."
Chambers UK 2018
"Makes clients feel confident they will achieve the right outcome."
Legal 500 UK 2017
"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
"I am extremely satisfied because I have used Julie Melia before……. and she has been good. She is completely on the ball and does not miss a trick."
Julie Melia is "knowledgeable and responsive" and is 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