Joanne Ellis



Joanne became a Partner at Stephensons in 2010 and is manager of the consumer land team.

She became a trainee solicitor at Stephensons upon graduating in 2001 after completing the LLB (Hons) exempting law degree at Northumbria University in Newcastle. She qualified as a solicitor in 2003 specialising in land law issues.

Joanne has dealt with a wide variety of land issues since she qualified and has vast civil litigation experience.

Joanne and her team act for people in land disputes all over England and Wales. This includes rights of way and access disputes, issues between neighbours, boundary disputes, party wall act problems, tenancy and mortgage problems. She has a formidable reputation.

Joanne has provided training for local authorities to assist in their homeless decisions and a number of charities and organisations working with the general public, particularly on bedroom tax issues.

Joanne recently trained the national homelessness charity CRISIS on the legalities of homelessness.

Joanne’s team is recognised in Chambers for being in the client’s corner:

"They’re really effective in acting for tenants. They will fight tooth and nail for their clients."

Client comments

"A fantastic experience working with Joanne Ellis and her team. She was calm, considered, and sure-footed at every stage and with every aspect of the case. Her guidance throughout the life of the dispute meant that we were incredibly well positioned when it came time to settle just before trial. We could not be happier. If you are litigating a land, right of way or boundary dispute, ask for her by name."

"We really appreciated the professional advice and very constructive services provided by Joanne... for our dispute. Her expertise was excellent and was also undertaken in a friendly manner."

"I would like to thank you for your patience, kindness and advice during the long-running issues with my neighbours. I have especially appreciated your calmness and clear thinking which have helped to steer me through the most stressful of times."

"Expertly steered the case to the desired conclusion with endless patience and skill and for this I am extremely grateful."