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Sue Ellingham

Senior Associate

Biography

Sue is a Senior Associate in the Family Team. She has over 28 years of experience in family law.

Sue is a Resolution Accredited Specialist and Collaborative law solicitor with over 28 years extensive experience in acting for clients experiencing personal relationship issues including, divorce, same sex and transgender relationship disputes, complex financial disputes, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, complex children cases, domestic abuse cases.  Sue has been a Resolution Accredited Specialist since 2003.  Sue is respected for her constructive, problem solving approach and friendly manner.

Sue qualified as a solicitor in 1993.  Upon qualifying Sue relocated to Devon with her family.  Sue has specialised in family law since qualifying.  Sue was an accredited member of the Law Society's Children Panel before crossing over to become a Resolution Accredited solicitor in 2003.  Prior to joining Ashfords Sue worked for a well known specialist family law firm for approximately 22 years before joining another national legal 500 multidiscipline Law Firm for approximately 4 years.

Sue was an accredited member of the Law Society's Children Panel for 5 years prior to becoming a Resolution (Solicitors Family Law Association)  Accredited Specialist in 2003.  Sue became a Collaborative trained solicitors through Resolutions in 2018.

Relevant experience

  • Representing a client through contested divorce proceedings and contested financial remedy proceedings where the parties had previously entered into a Separation Agreement and the other party sought to depart from the agreement; terms of Agreement upheld.
  • Representing a client through contested financial remedy proceedings where one party was seriously disabled following an accident at work and in receipt of significant damages; protecting the damages award.
  • Representing a client through contested financial remedy proceedings where one party had significant inheritance; protecting the inheritance.
  • Representing a client through contested financial remedy proceedings where the parties had reached a financial agreement between themselves but no formal recording of the Agreement existed and the other party sought a further bite of the cherry; successfully defending client.
  • Representing the father in contested occupation order and child arrangements order where Mother's care of the children was a concern to the father. Mother made cross allegations and applications against the father. Successful orders made in client's favour.