Womble Bond Dickinson welcomes Julia Thomson to social housing team

Womble Bond Dickinson has announced the appointment of Julia Thomson as a partner to enhance its social housing and housebuilding sector.

With a 25-year career advising across the living sector, Julia brings a wealth of expertise to the firm, particularly in complex residential projects, acquisitions for development and management of all other aspects of the development process. Julia will lead the social housing team at Womble Bond Dickinson, which has a strong presence at the firm’s Leeds office.

Julia joins from her previous role as head of the social housing sector at Ward Hadaway, where she led large-scale securitisation for affordable housing providers, the acquisition of major development sites, and national land assembly projects. Her contributions to regeneration schemes across the northeast have marked her as a leading voice in the industry.


Julia commented:

“I am thrilled to be joining Womble Bond Dickinson and a team which is not only committed to excellence but also shares the ambition to continue growing and enhancing the quality of service provided to clients in the social housing and housebuilding areas not just across the north of England but across the wider country.”


Nigel Emmerson, lead partner of the firm’s living sector stated:

“It is incredibly exciting to be able to welcome Julia to Womble Bond Dickinson. She is a well-known and recognised voice of expertise in the social housing and housebuilding sector in the north of England.

“Julia is a friendly face to many in the office who have worked with her in the past back when the firm was Dickinson Dees and I look forward to working with her as she plays a vital role in the further expansion and bolstering of our team’s strong knowledge and service quality in these areas.”


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