About Ella

Ella joined Estate First Lawyers in 2017. Ella is a career dedicated estates lawyer with a passion for estate planning law. She enjoys meeting with clients and providing estate planning solutions to their problems, whether simple or complex. Ella has a relaxed, thoughtful style that allows clients the time to consider their options and ask questions so that they receive an estate plan that fits them perfectly.

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.

Expertise

Ella has practised exclusively in estate planning since her admission, advising clients in all aspects of estate planning, from simple to complex.

She takes pride in assisting her clients with their estate planning and enjoys tailoring practical solutions to meet their particular needs. She adopts a personal approach with 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.

She has a particular interest in estate planning for blended families and clients with structures such as companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds.

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.

Credentials

  • Lawyer
  • LLB (Hons)
  • BComm (Econ)
  • Grad Dip Legal Practice
  • Member, Qld Law Society

Expertise

  • 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
Sharyn M

Testimonial

"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."

Bill & Denise T

Testimonial

"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."