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Julie Simms

Partner // Office Managing Partner Liverpool, Liverpool

Julie advises public sector bodies on real estate and regeneration projects working closely with the wider Public Sector team at DWF.
Julie Simms


Julie co-leads the UK National Public Sector Real Estate Team and advises on large development and regeneration projects including capital projects, forward funding and income strip deals.

Julie acts for Homes England, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Newham, Money & Pensions Service, The Insolvency Service and local authorities such as Wigan Council, Swansea Council,Conwy County Borough Council, Wirral Council and Guildford Borough Council.

Recent Projects 

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich on various regeneration programmes including in relation to the Woolwich Exchange CPO land acquisition strategy.
  • Homes England in relation to a large multi-phased 200-acre development project including delivery of education establishments, 3,000 new homes and £102m infrastructure and link road.
  • Swansea Council on its £1 billion GDV Strategic Sites project involving multiple assets.
  • Wirral Borough Council in relation to the £100m forward funded residential development at Wirral Waters One delivering 500 residential units (mixed affordable and private rented) with car parking and promenade at the dock waterfront.
  • Selby District Council on land acquisition and CPO to support a multi-modal transport led connectivity improvement scheme at Selby Train Station to stimulate wider city centre regeneration.


  • Julie is recognised as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2022.
  • Julie was recognised in the legal section of the Planner's Women of Influence 2018 list.
  • Julie worked closely with the public sector body, Liverpool Vision, in their delivery of the International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) holding the role of Chair of the IFB Professional and Financial Services Committee.