Julie Smith

Chartered Legal Executive

What My Clients Have Said

Give Julie a pay rise. We have done 14 property transactions in three countries since getting married and this was the best service of them all. She even kept helping when we thought the file was closed. Convincing conveyancing!

JC Lamb

Thank you very much for all your hard work in the sale of our house. You made the whole process seem very smooth and easy and we have really enjoyed working with you.

James and Laura Holdsworth

I was very impressed with your very efficient and friendly service and very much appreciated always being able to speak to you on the phone. Thank you.

Mrs Janet Cook

We were really happy with the service Julie gave us and were kept up to date at all times. We would definitely recommend her services.

DJ Moffat and K Hougham

We are extremely satisfied with the service we received.  We feel Julie often went above and beyond to secure a successful outcome.

Mrs Sultan

If only all other legal advisers were as good as Julie, life would be so much easier!  Mrs Cowan

Julie Smith was at all times very helpful and efficient. Emails and telephone queries were always answered promptly. She also provided me with useful advice, being a novice house buyer/seller.

Mrs J F M Long

Continue with the consistent high level of service - couldn't be improved.  Our (previous) experience with solicitors has been that they were absolute tripe.  P R Lever

Julie Smith was absolutely fantastic.  She is and I am sure you agree a valuable asset to Girlings. I would and have highly recommended her. Thank you Julie.  Miss A Clark

We cannot recommend Julie highly enough! Excellent service and always at the end of an email. Thank you so much Julie.  H Gray

Once again we received excellent service on what turned out to be a protracted sale. We really appreciated that you were always available to speak to us, always replied to emails and were very helpful.  Mr and Mrs Cook

We had previously dealt with Julie at your Canterbury office and wanted to stick with her when she moved to Ashford, then Herne Bay. It was very useful to be able to drop papers off for her at Canterbury (also get them witnessed by your receptionist) and know that they would reach her by internal mail the next morning. Mr & Mrs J C Lamb

This is the third time Julie has completed conveyancing for me. I cannot overstate how efficient and professional she is- every time has been smooth, no hiccups and speedy.

Very understanding and efficient, thank you for all your help.

Nicely done at a difficult time for Mum. Mrs Diplock

Staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Service couldn't have been better. J M Evans 

Mrs Julie Smith is a brilliant lawyer, very professional and always helpful.  

Being a first time buyer, Julie was fantastic at talking me through the process. She was very detailed in her response and helped me ensure the house purchase was as smooth as possible. Ms Cole

We found Julie Smith to be very professional explaining things clearly.

Julie Smith is always very efficient, professional and a joy to work with. A Ostalski and S Ostalskaya

Our whole experience was first class. Mr J Woolls

So easy from start to finish. Mr and Mrs Philpott

Third time I've used Girlings. The experience dealing with Julie Smith is and always has been very reassuring and exceptional. Mr and Mrs Sultan

Excellent service from Julie - I would highly recommend her. Ms S A Keen

Julie and Girlings were excellent. The property sale was smooth and quick. We were very pleased with the service. Mr and Mrs Codd

First class service throughout. Faultless. Mr Whitear

We are pleased that legal people are now making full use of electronic communications. Excellent!

I found I could get in contact with Julie Smith at any point of my proceedings. Julie and her team were friendly, informative, always there with me at every point of the purchase and in these times of uncertainty I was kept up to date every step of the way. I will definitely promote Girlings to my family and friends. Maggie Yexley

In view of the Covid19 situation we were very happy with the service.

A fabulous service from Julie under difficult circumstances.

Residential Property
Residential Property

Julie aims to provide a friendly, no-nonsense service, to be approachable and deal with transactions efficiently, making the process as stress free as possible for her clients.

Julie has over 10 years' experience in residential property.  She joined Girlings in 2005, starting in Commercial Property in Canterbury and transferred to Residential Property three years later. Julie is a qualified FCILEx (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives).

In December 2014 she moved to our Ashford office to join the expanding Residential Conveyancing team and became a key member of the team liaising throughout the conveyancing process with clients, other solicitors, estate agents and lenders. In October 2016 she moved to our Herne Bay office.

Julie offers a personal and pro-active conveyancing service and has been highly commended by many of her clients for the friendly and efficient services she provides.

Residential Property  Remortgaging

My Specialisms

Julie has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Sales and purchases, including freehold and leasehold transactions
  • Transfer of equity
  • Remortgage advice
  • Shared ownership
  • Lease extensions.

Julie offers a personal and pro-active conveyancing service and has been highly commended by many of her clients for the friendly and highly efficient services she provides.

In her spare time Julie enjoys dog walking, good food, reading and music as well as socialising with her family and friends.

Commitment Without Compromise