Ellie joined Stephensons in the summer of 2017 and began working within the employment department as a new business advisor, which involved dealing with and taking new instructions for the department.
Ellie progressed within the department and started the role of graduate paralegal in October 2018.
Prior to starting at Stephensons, Ellie obtained an upper second class honours degree in law at the University of Central Lancashire. She returned to the university in September 2018 commencing a masters in legal practice on a part time basis, which she completed with merit in September 2020.
Ellie then commenced her two year training contract within the employment department in September 2021 and is due to qualify as a solicitor in September 2023. She is supervised by Philip Richardson who is the head of the department.
Areas of specialism
- Providing advice to prospective new clients on their potential claims and funding methods available that suit them. This involves dealing with employees and employers who require legal assistance.
- Advising and assisting employees on their employment rights and establishing what employment claims they may be able to pursue.
- Providing guidance to employers in relation to defending potential claims being brought against them by employees; and
- Assisting the solicitors in the department through the various stages of bringing claims to the employment tribunal, such as unfair dismissal claims, whistle blowing claims and claims for discrimination within employment.
In her spare time, Ellie enjoys running, yoga, cooking and walking her dog.
What our clients say
"I would definitely recommend Stephensons... especially Eleanor who has been fantastic from start to finish on my case. She kept me up to date at all times. Very professional nothing was too much trouble for her." - View from a satisfied client
"I have recently been dealing with Eleanor Adshead regarding an employment issue. Eleanor was fantastic replied to calls and emails in a quick and professional manner, she explained things to me clearly and made the process as simple as it could be. I cannot fault her service." - View from a satisfied client
"Eleanor was amazing in calming me down even when I got upset she helped me through and I can honestly say I would not be in the place I am right now in preparation for court if it wasn't for her at the end of the phone. She has done a tremendous job both with me and on my statement and no matter what the outcome her preparations have put me in a good place. She is a true diamond. Thank you once again to yourself and all the team behind the scenes." - View from a satisfied client