Julie, who specialises in divorce law at the firm, joins the elite list along with engineers, restaurateurs, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, among others.
The Power List celebrates women who challenge the norm and ensure that everyone they work with recognise the benefit of having a gender-balanced workplace. Each year only 50 people are invited to join.
Julie’s rise to the top of her profession is a story of determination and commitment to self-development.
After leaving school without formal qualifications, she enrolled in night school and was able to secure a job as an office junior at a law firm and subsequently joined Morecrofts Solicitors as a legal assistant.
From there, she returned to night school to study the legal executive course and eventually went on to university to undertake a law degree to become a solicitor, all while working full time.
Morecrofts gave Julie the opportunity to forge a career from within.
Throughout her career, she has taken it upon herself to mentor young lawyers, sharing her own experiences and guiding them personally and professionally through their training years into junior and senior roles.
Julie said: “Being invited to join such an amazing group of women is inspiring and I am both honoured and delighted.
“Morecrofts is spearheading development not only for women in the law, but also any woman forging a career. I’m in great company.”
Power List judge, director of the UK Regions at the Department for International Trade, Marian Sudbury, said: “I was in complete awe of some of the remarkable work these nominees are doing across our regions and I’m pleased that these individuals are getting the recognition they thoroughly deserve.”
Julie joins Morecrofts’ Managing Partner Alison Lobb, who was added to the list in 2016.
Alison has also been nominated in this year’s Northern Power Women Awards, which takes place in March, in the Transformational Leader category.