Ellie has a firm grasp of international family law issues. She has a particular interest in cases with an Anglo-US dimension, having spent time working in Los Angeles for a prestigious US family law firm before qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales.


As an associate, Ellie acted on behalf of the wife in the case of AB v AC [2018] EWHC 1319 (Fam), a private equity case involving complex, multi-jurisdictional, trust and taxation matters. She has a particular specialism in private equity cases and has a wealth of experience in working with city professionals having started her career working for the chief financial officer of a FTSE 100 company.


Ellie was recognised as a “Young Turk” by Spear’s magazine. She has also been identified as “one to watch” by The Legal 500 and Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite. Ellie has been named as a Citywealth Future Leader and nominated as Citywealth’s Family Law Associate of the Year.


Before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP as a trainee and qualifying there, Ellie worked for the chief financial officer of a FTSE 100 company, and for stockbroker and corporate advisor, Numis Securities Limited.


Ellie is a member of Resolution.


Ellie is named as assistant author of ‘Grandparents and Grandchildren: Rights and Responsibilities’ in Tolley’s definitive guidance, Finance and Law for the Older Client.


Ellie enjoys being outside and in the summer can often be found hiking or riding through the Rockies.