Ellie joined us in September 2020 as a Solicitor Apprentice in our Court of Protection team. Ellie continues to study towards her law degree one day per week, and will graduate Northumbria University in 2024 before progressing to the final stage of her apprenticeship and sitting the Solicitors Qualifying Exams.
In years 1 – 2 of her apprenticeship, Ellie assisted the Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) team, representing vulnerable clients who have been deemed to lack capacity. During this time, Ellie also spent some time assisting our Commercial and Agricultural Property team.
In year 3, Ellie moved to our Family team, focusing on public law matters whilst also assisting with private law children matters. This included managing a caseload of child protection and domestic abuse related matters, and conducting in-court advocacy on a variety of matters appearing before District Judges and Magistrates.
Ellie has now commenced year 4 of her apprenticeship and has moved to our Dispute Resolution team. Ellie is developing a caseload of a variety of dispute matters, including landlord and tenant work, personal disputes and construction/building claims whilst assisting the team with a variety of complex disputes.
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