About Julie Millar
My Career to DateI 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 for just over ten years 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 30% of Julie’s workload is employment related matters either compliance work such as the formation of employment agreements or at the other end of the spectrum, personal grievances.
My Recent WorkI 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 organisationsWairarapa Chamber of Commerce
President of the Rotary Club of Masterton
Current Wairarapa Representative on the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Law Society
Member of Wairarapa Women’s in Business – Social Media Group
Active member of Wairarapa Search and Rescue
Member of Masterton Tramping Club, Athletics and Cycling Masterton, Wairarapa A and P Society, Vision Networking Group
Wairarapa Community Law Centre Volunteer
My approach to working with my clientsI’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 workI 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.
I have achieved outcomes for clients in mediations that have immediately lifted the burden of the stress of the process and they have been able to move forward in their lives. This is the most rewarding part of working in the employment field.
Best piece of advice I've ever been givenThe definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result.
What stimulates meI 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 workI’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!