Victoria Ellis

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Expertise

Family Finance

Victoria has developed a strong financial practice; she accepts instructions in relation to all stages of proceedings, representing clients from first Direction Appointments through to Final Hearings covering the full range of applications including: cross petitions in divorce and arguments as to jurisdiction,  finance for children under Schedule 1, claims by cohabitees and former cohabited under TOLATA 1996 and disputes between former cohabitants, whether domestic or with an international aspect.

Victoria also has experience in interim hearings, successfully obtaining maintenance pending suit, freezing injunctions and third party disclosure. Victoria has also experience in committal hearings.

Children Private Law

Victoria has experience of private law children matters including those with elements of Domestic Violence or alcohol and substance misuse. She has represented parents in child arrangement order disputes at every stage of proceedings, including fact-finding hearings. She has successfully obtained and resisted Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders.  Victoria has also undertaken matters concerning internal relocation.

Children Public Law

Victoria has experience acting for Local Authorities, parents and grandparents in all stages of non-contentious and contested hearings. She has experience in arguing for and against the imposition of interim and final care/supervision orders.

Inheritance, Wills and Probate

Victoria has a keen interest in the area of Inheritance law, she is able to advise and provide representation in relation to the validity of wills, undue influence, knowledge and approval and fraud; construction of wills; administration of estates, rectification of wills and Intestacy. She has particular expertise in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and trust of land disputes.

Prior to joining the independent Bar Victoria gained experience within this area as a case worker at London based firm Bates Wells Braithwaite. During this period she gained a valuable insight into the day to day conduct of such matters. She is a regular speaker at our annual Inheritance Seminars.

Regulatory and Disciplinary

Victoria has a keen interest in professional discipline and assisted Nigel Pascoe QC in relation to the Public Inquiry regarding the conduct of Mike Hancock MP. Click for press.

Victoria is able to present cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Court of Protection

Victoria is developing a busy common-law practice, she has particular interest in Family, Inheritance and Court of Protection work. Victoria has experience acting for local Authorities, parents and grandparents in all stages of non-contentious and contested hearings.

Overview

Year of call: 2010
Appointments:
  • Francis Bacon Scholarship – Gray’s Inn (2008)
  • Oriel College Land Law Collection Prize (2007)
Areas of specialism:
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Court of Protection
  • Family Finance
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
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Qualifications:
  • Oriel College, Oxford University BA Jurisprudence 2:1 (Hons)
  • Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent
Professional associations:
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)