Ellie is an Associate at Vardags, specialising across the full range of matters in family and divorce, including those with an international element. She advises, in particular, on complex financial matters involving family companies and trusts, dissipation of assets, valuation disputes, spousal maintenance, child support and de facto relationships.
Ellie is noted for her personable, responsive and attentive approach to clients. She expertly balances handling complex legal issues with ensuring clients understand what is happening in their case.
Ellie completed her training contract at Vardags and also has an in-depth knowledge of Civil Litigation law, including:
- Shareholder disputes
- Pre-trial injections
- Pre-action disclosure applications
- Security for costs applications
As well as her experience in Civil Litigation, Ellie has also worked on various employment law issues, in particular, in relation to sexual misconduct cases. This means that she can offer clients a cross-collaborative approach to their cases, where there are often several different areas of the law involved.
Prior to joining Vardags, Ellie volunteered for a year at Great Yarmouth Citizens Advice Bureau as a social policy volunteer. Her role included researching recurring client issues and devising new campaigns to tackle these problems.
During her time at university Ellie worked on student access projects with the Cambridge University Pro Bono Society, as well as acting as an assistant on the BNU Law Summer Programme at Girton College.
Ellie read Law at Girton College, Cambridge. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with Distinction.
Ellie is a keen swimmer and also represented her college in hockey during her time as an undergraduate. She is an avid reader and a published poet, and enjoys skydiving whenever she can get the opportunity.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.