Ellie is a member of the firm’s national Dispute Resolution Team, with a particular focus on insurance law. She has a wealth of knowledge in statutory and regulatory compliance, public and general liability defence, which includes fire claims and product recalls, and general civil and professional indemnity defence, where she has conducted numerous successful appeals on behalf of real estate agents against the Complaints Assessment Committee.
Ellie also has experience in local government matters and education, including name suppression applications, media law issues, and judicial review. She advises insurers on policy responses for employment and education related claims, provides advice to school boards, charitable trusts and other employers on disciplinary and performance processes, and defence of personal grievances and privacy issues. With a background in criminal law and considerable courtroom experience, Ellie is highly skilled in assisting clients with legal issues arising from Coronial inquests and staff members facing criminal proceedings.
In addition, Ellie has an interest in animal law providing advice to the SPCA Auckland and is the chairperson of a large playgroup.