Ellen is a commercial IP solicitor and a certified European data protection practitioner. Ellen has advised on a wide variety of commercial arrangements including IP licences, trademark and copyright licensing, proof of concept agreements, electronic trading, AI and software agreements. She has also advised on various cross-border and UK specific data protection matters and regulatory requests.
Prior to joining EIP, Ellen spent eight years acting as in-house counsel at a leading global bank. She provided counsel on the protection of their IP and the digitalisation of the bank globally. Ellen played a large role also working in areas of non-contentious and pre-action IP litigation, data protection and cyber security. Also, Ellen has global experience from leading on multi-jurisdictional projects and working in private practice in a film and media practice in New York for three years as a Foreign Law Clerk.
Ellen has a Law degree with Honours from the University of Aberdeen which she then converted into an English law degree and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), a qualification granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Most recently, Ellen completed the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
Member of SCL Junior Lawyers Committee.