Ella joined Estate First Lawyers in 2017 as an estate planning lawyer and was promoted to Associate level in 2020. Ella now works solely in the Legal Compliance Division of Estate First Lawyers.
Ella is a career dedicated estates lawyer with a passion for estate planning law. Ella has practised exclusively in this area since her admission, and advised clients in all aspects of estate planning, from simple to complex. She has a particular interest in estate planning for blended families and clients with structures such as companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds.
Given Ella’s technical expertise and her length of time as an estate planning lawyer with Estate First, she is invaluable in assisting the firm to ensure quality outcomes for our valued clients.
Education & Credentials
Ella was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Qld in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Griffith University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology.
She is a member of the Queensland Law Society.
Ella is a detailed, thorough estate planning lawyer with a passion for ‘getting it right’. She has practiced exclusively in estate work since her admission and been mentored by several accredited specialists in Succession Law, including two of our own specialists, Ann Janssen and Kylie Costigan.
She understands that clients require tailored, practical solutions to meet their particular needs. She brings this approach to her compliance work – encouraging a personal approach for each client as she knows all too well that no two clients are the same and that a thorough and well-considered Estate Plan is often not a ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Speaking & Presentations
Ella is experienced at presenting to Advisors at their training and PD days and is often requested to come back and do further presentations. Ella keeps her content practical and attuned to the level and needs of her audience, ensuring that they take away the practical know how to implement what they have learned.
- LLB (Hons)
- BComm (Econ)
- Grad Dip Legal Practice
- Member, Qld Law Society
- Estate planning (simple to complex)
- Testamentary trusts & protective trusts in Wills
- Enduring powers of attorney & health directives
- Asset protection strategies
- Estate planning for Super (incl SMSFs)
- Estate planning for companies & trusts
- Strategies to minimise the risk of an estate claim
- Blended family strategies
- Advisor training & education
- Client presentations
"A very rewarding and pleasant experience was provided by Ella through her informative explanations and understanding of my situation. The actions put in place immediately provided me with peace of mind. I will not hesitate to recommend your services in the future."
"Ella had a terrific manner about her she was very engaging and knowledgeable, our questions were always answered with respect. She tailored her responses to our level of understanding. We found Ella to be very professional."