Partner | Employment Law

Julie Anne Clarke is a partner within the Employment Law and Data Protection teams.

Julie Anne has advised and represented public sector, private sector and charitable  employers on a wide range of contentious and non contentious employment matters.

Julie Anne has represented clients at tribunal in unfair dismissal, redundancy claims, working time regulations, fair employment, sex, disability, race and age discrimination claims. She advises on all employment aspects of corporate transactions, including TUPE, and on the termination of employment and post-employment matters. In addition, Julie Anne drafts and advises on employment contracts, policies, procedures, disciplinary and grievance issues. She provides clients with support and training on a wide range of employment issues, including the Working Time Regulations and contractual issues, as well as advising clients on collective issues, industrial action and generally managing employee relations.

Julie Anne also provides clients with advice and training in relation to Data Protection and GDPR.

“Julie Anne Clarke is everything we could ask for in legal counsel. She is pragmatic, commercial, technically astute and very responsive. She is proactive and works with us to reach appropriate resolutions.” Legal 500 2024

“Julie Anne Clarke provides excellent support and guidance. She is also commercially aware.”  Chambers UK 2024

Areas of Expertise

Data Protection and Freedom of Information


Julie Anne is a member of the Employment Lawyers Group NI and Employment Lawyers  Association and regularly speaks at seminars and workshops. She is a former member of the Board of the Labour Relations Agency. Julie Anne is also a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

  • MA  University of Cambridge
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Employment Law Queens University Belfast
  • Certificate in Academic Legal Studies Queen’s University Belfast
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies Queen’s University Belfast