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Julia Fitzsimmons

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment
  • Agricultural Law
  • Construction Contracts
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Julia studied law at Birmingham University before beginning her legal training at DLA Piper in Sheffield. There she spent 12 years working with national and international businesses and government departments, specialising in managing the employee issues that surround business restructure.An experienced tribunal advocate with particular expertise in discrimination issues, Julia acted for a wide variety of manufacturing businesses in her next role as a legal advisor at the EEF, based in South Yorkshire. Returning to the West Midlands, Julia spent the past seven years as a Senior Associate at George Green LLP. There she supported owners, managers and manufacturing businesses with major reorganisations, including the management of industrial relations and successfully defending her clients in Employment Tribunals.Julia joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Partner in our Employment Team in July 2016. Based in our Telford office, Julia works with a range of agricultural, manufacturing and SME clients across Shropshire.

Previous Employment

George Green LLP2008 - 2016

Senior Associate. Mainly working with employers and owner-managers, I supported business with a wide range of projects - reorganising and restructuring, workplace disputes and executive severance - as well providing in-house training to all levels of mana

EEF2007 - 2008

Senior solicitor. Providing advice to manufacturing businesses throughout South Yorkshire and being the voice of employer including presenting the employer's perspective to MEPs on employment regulations.

DLA Piper1995 - 2007

I was a trainee with DLA Piper and qualified into the employment team ,working in Leeds and Sheffield and gaining considerable experience with national, multi-national and public sector clients before relocating to the Midlands .


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Birmingham University


1991 - 1994



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"Very personable, knowledgeable and pragmatic."

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“very positive, strong advice, addressing both commercial and legal issues.”

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Official body regulating solicitors in England and Wales.

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