W v S (Committal)  EWFC B130
Ella is a specialist family law barrister practising in both family finance, including matrimonial finance and civil partnerships, financial relief for children pursuant to Schedule I of the Children Act 1989 and property disputes between cohabitants and the law relating to children. As part of her children practice, Ella has a particular interest in disputes relating to international relocation.
Ella frequently advises and acts in a wide range of private law children applications – from contact/residence disputes, including cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence, sexual abuse and parental alienation – to choice of schools and medical treatment, surrogacy and fertility.
Ella has a particular interest in international relocation and is experienced in cases involving the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, Brussels II revised and non-Hague Convention countries. In the last year Ella has successfully represented clients in relocation applications concerning Australia, Austria and the West Bank, Israel.
Ella’s family finance work frequently involves complicating factors such as trusts, companies and partnerships, hidden assets, injunctive relief, bankruptcy and enforcement. Ella also has experience advising on pre and post-nuptial agreements and acting in disputes concerning the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Ella has a growing international finance practice and has acted in cases concerning financial provision following divorce overseas, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, including reciprocal enforcement of foreign maintenance orders, jurisdictional disputes (‘forum shopping’) and cases concerning the validity of a foreign marriage.
What the directories say
“She’s incredibly well spoken in court even when faced with a tricky case and she shows real tenacity”
Chambers & Partners 2020
“Ella is an astute and very skilled advocate who is easy to work with and gives sensible, practical advice to clients”
Legal 500 2020
“Ella is a wonderfully personable advocate, and clients have been impressed with her refreshingly unstuffy approach, but she is also an incisive tactician and a steely advocate who I would always want to have on my team. She is definitely one to watch, and has a bright future ahead.”
Chambers and Partners 2019
“She is a skilled advocate who is very good with clients. She quickly grasps the issues and sees the wider picture, including costs considerations. Ella is also always very approachable and responsive, meaning that from a solicitor’s perspective she is easy to work with and someone that you can just pick up the phone to discuss a case with.”
Chambers and Partners 2018
“She’s phenomenally bright and empathetic, down-to-earth and sensible. She’s definitely one to watch for the future.”
Chambers and Partners 2017
Family Law Bar Association