Ellie Stokes

TRAINEE SOLICITOR - Dispute Resolution

Ellie is a member of the Dispute Resolution Team based at our Stafford office.

Having completed her degree in International Management with Spanish, Ellie went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and a Master's in Law. Ellie then joined Nowell Meller in April 2020.

Ellie can advise in relation to:

  • Breach of Contract - acting for businesses or individuals
  • Debt Recovery - whether you are owed money or you are being pursued for an alleged debt
  • Disputing a Will or an Inheritance - acting for estates or beneficiaries when a will or an inheritance is being challenged
  • Partnership/Director/Shareholder Disputes - advising on disputes within businesses
  • Professional Negligence - taking legal action against a professional if their advice has caused a loss
  • Property Disputes - boundary disputes, landlord and tenant, party wall
  • Trespass/Nuisance - acting for businesses and individuals
  • Judicial Review - challenging decisions made by public bodies on behalf of companies and individuals
  • Employment Law - acting for employers and employees to resolve issues

Ellie's Approach: has a very warm, friendly and welcoming personality. She is calm, regardless of pressure. She has an eye for detail, keeping clients up to date and has a compassionate and understanding nature.

Accreditations: Master of Laws (LLM) 2019, Distinction in the Legal Practice Course 2020.

Personal Background: Ellie was born and raised in Rugeley, Staffordshire. Having spent three years living in Bath, whilst at the University of Bath – with spells living in Barcelona and San Diego, California – Ellie returned to Staffordshire to complete her studies.

Ellie is a keen musician and specialises in guitar and piano. She has previously performed in a variety of venues such as small-scale venues like the Sugarmill in Stoke, but also larger-scale venues like Disneyland Paris and Notre Dame. She loves to test her general knowledge and has appeared on TV gameshow Tipping Point which she won in 2019. She is due to appear on ITV’s The Chase – so watch out!

Ellie loves to travel, and in 2017 spent a month touring the West and East coast of Australia via campervan with a 5 day stop off in Dubai on the way. She has seen a great deal of Europe, and loves to visit America.

Pre Qualification: Ellie left school after completing her GCSE’s where her passion for Law began as it was an option at GCSE level. She attended the University of Bath from 2014-2018 and gained a BSc (Hons) International Management with Spanish (2:1). She went on to spend a year working in Barcelona as an Operations Manager and became fluent in Spanish. During her time at University she completed electives in International Business Law, European Law and Corporate Law which reignited her passion for law once again.

She returned to Staffordshire after completing her Degree to undertake the law conversion course – Graduate Diploma in Law combined with Master’s in law - where she achieved Distinction.

Ellie has currently completed her Legal Practice Course.

Post LPC: Ellie is looking forward to supporting the Commercial Property Team and continuing with her training qualification.

Career: Ellie has a varied employment background, from working at McDonald’s at the age of 16 as a first part time job, to an Operations Manager in Barcelona to now aspiring to be a Solicitor.

As part of her Master’s in law, she was a Summer intern for 3 months at the California Innocence Project in San Diego California, an organisation working to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals, including those facing death row. This internship rewarded Ellie with unique experiences from witnessing exonerations to being able to walk the red carpet alongside exonerees and Hollywood actors for the premiere of the movie “Brian Banks”.

Prior to joining Nowell Meller, Ellie gained further experience in Law as a junior paralegal at a well-known legal practice in Birmingham.

Nowell Meller Journey: Ellie joined in April 2020 and has settled well into Nowell Meller family life despite starting at the beginning of Covid19 lockdown! Ellie began her training contract in 2021.