Ellie joined Stephensons in the summer of 2017 and began working in 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 her current role as a graduate paralegal in October 2018. She is supervised by Philip Richardson who is the head of the department.
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 and is currently completing a masters in legal practice on a part time basis, which she is due to complete in the summer of 2020.
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 going to the gym to keep fit, cooking and walking her dog.