Ellie is an associate in the family department based in Liverpool, who joined the team at Weightmans in January 2013 having previously worked at a boutique family law firm.
Ellie is an experienced family lawyer, equally at home with cases involving both the resolution of financial issues upon relationship breakdown and children matters. Ellie has a special interest, considerable experience and expertise in complex, contested children law proceedings, including those relating to where the child should live, which school they should attend, and/or applications to relocate within England and Wales or to remove them from the jurisdiction. Ellie has acted for clients in a number of cases where allegations are made of domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse.
In respect of financial matters, Ellie has experience in advising on the financial consequences of marriage break down, to include cases involving business and substantial pension assets. Ellie also advises in respect of the breakdown of cohabiting relationships, and has expertise in drafting and advising on pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Ellie adopts a sensitive yet robust approach to achieve the best outcome for her clients, and as a member of Resolution is keen to achieve settlement without fully contested proceedings where appropriate.
Clients praise Ellie's "professionalism, honesty and empathy", and thank her for being "completely open, honest and supportive".
Ellie is a Resolution-accredited specialist in complex financial remedy proceedings and private children law proceedings.
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