Ellie specialises in family law and joined Wollens in 2018 from a highly-regarded London practice. Ellie studied Psychology in Bristol before converting to law and qualifying with a distinction from BPP, London. She then gained experience in both a large corporate firm and a boutique private client practice before qualifying as a family specialist in February 2015.
Ellie advises a broad range of clients – whether married, in civil partnerships, separated, cohabiting, members of the LGBT community or those contemplating marriage – on all aspects of family law. Ellie’s expertise lies in the resolution of financial issues that arise upon divorce or relationship breakdown, particularly those involving complex pensions, businesses, trust structures and property portfolios. Ellie has a special interest in farming divorces and their inherent complexities.
Ellie also assists clients with private law children disputes including surrogacy and sperm donor agreements.
As a member of Resolution, Ellie is committed to resolving family disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive manner. She understands that each family is unique and works with her clients to identify their priorities and adopt the most practical and cost-effective process to achieve their objectives.
Ellie is known for her straightforward, pragmatic and cost-sensitive approach. She prides herself on negotiating settlements out of court wherever possible but also has the knowledge and expertise to robustly guide clients through the court process as necessary.
Outside of work, Ellie spends most of her time with her family and looking after her two children. She loves the countryside and coast and enjoys anything outdoors, particularly surfing, walking her dog or, best of all, a ski holiday.