Ellie is a solicitor 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".

Published articles

Insights PM v CF: Termination of parental responsibility, and the court’s range of draconian powers

The case of PM v CF has provided a recent example of circumstances in which courts will be prepared to agree to some of the most draconian orders in…

Insights Akhter v Khan and whether the English Court recognises Sharia Marriages: A shift in the accepted legal understanding of what constitutes a marriage, valid or void

In English law, a marriage can be valid, void, voidable or a “non-marriage”, where the ceremony falls so far outside the bounds of what would be…

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I just want to say a huge thank you for your help today. You have been a rock for me and I could never have done this without you by my side - thank you.

Anonymous client

I cannot thank Ellie enough for the level of support she provided when dealing with my case. Throughout all aspects of the case, Ellie demonstrated professionalism, honesty and empathy.

Anonymous client

I found Eleanor to be personal, professional and always felt her primary objective was to efficiently close out the matter and keep my finances as priority.

Anonymous client

I would like to thank you immensely for being so professional and straight to the point, I always felt you had my finances as your priority. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and appreciate your effort.

Anonymous client

There were some days when I felt like I really didn’t know what was the best decision to make but you have always been completely open, honest, supportive and would approach it in an empathetic manner, allowing the right decision to be made.

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