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Lower Hutt + 64 4 569 4873
Masterton + 64 6 370 6480

Julie Millar

 

About Julie Millar

 
My Career to Date
I have been fortunate enough to spend most of my time practicing in the Wairarapa but I worked previously for Gibson Sheat in Lower Hutt some years prior to the merger with Logan Gold Walsh in 2015.

Julie has worked in private practice since 2004, and has during that time had exposure to many different types of legal work including criminal work, family court litigation, property and commercial work.

Julie has always worked in a general practice but in recent times she has chosen to focus on property issues for her clients including but not limited to relationship property, rural subdivisions, rural succession matters and sale and purchase agreements.  About 50% of Julie’s workload is relationship property, being contracting out agreements or dealing with separation matters. 
 
My Recent Work 
I have recently completed two medium sized farm transactions, in one instance a restructure and in the other a syndicate formation and purchase, for companies in the Wairarapa area.  Both matters had tight deadlines that I worked hard to achieve resulting in a positive outcome and satisfied clients.
 
Professional associations & community organisations
  • Board Member – Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President – Rotary Club of Masterton
  • Secretary – Federated Mountain Club Forest and Mountain Trust
  • Active Member – Wairarapa Search and Rescue
  • Member of Masterton Tramping Club, Athletics and Cycling Masterton, Wairarapa A and P Society, Wairarapa Community Law Centre Volunteer and Good Bitches Baking Wairarapa
My approach to working with my clients
I’m a relatively serious person when it comes to my work. I like to get good outcomes for clients which involve me taking their needs and their desired outcomes seriously. I like to be frank about what needs to be done and the prospects of success in order to be a cost effective operator. I am a dedicated and tenacious person and that is reflected in my attitude to client work.
 
Most rewarding experience I've had at work
I love getting out there on the ground when I’m dealing with a rural development. It’s great to be able to put the topography in my mind right throughout the completion of the documents for that client. 
 
Best piece of advice I've ever been given
The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result.
 
What stimulates me
I enjoy the fact that as a solicitor I can assist people to solve their problems, and that by solving their problems we relieve their stress levels.  
 
What I enjoy outside of work
I’m a keen hiker, over the summer of 2013/14 I hiked the Te Araroa Trail through the South Island. I also love road cycling and triathlon. The Wairarapa has great opportunities for laid back Sunday rides to fiercely competitive graded racing.
 
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd...
be a life-flight paramedic. Helicopters and drama all the time - that would be exciting!