About Ellie

Ellie completed her Law degree and gained a place on the Law in Practice module at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014. In 2015 she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and then followed this with a Masters in Legal Practice in 2016, focusing on the General Data Protection Regulation.

Ellie joined Lupton Fawcett in June 2016 and is based in our Sheffield office.  She started out as a paralegal, splitting her time between advising employees and employers on a wide range of matters in the Employment department and working in Dispute Management assisting numerous directors with case work, preparing legal documents and maintaining case files.

Having completed her Training Contract with the firm, Ellie qualified as a Solicitor into the Employment department in September 2019.

Ellie was awarded Trainee Solicitor of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in 2018. She is also heavily involved in the Sheffield and District Junior Lawyers Division, being President for the years 2018/19 and 2019/20 and hosts a variety of training and networking events throughout the year.

When not at work

In her spare time, she enjoys reading good books and taking long walks in the countryside with her boxer dog.

Specialisms

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Accreditations / Awards

Yorkshire Trainee Solicitor – 2018
Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Secret CCTV and the right to privacy

Can an employer rely on covert CCTV recordings in order to fairly dismiss an employee when there are concerns over theft? If they do so,

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 8th November 2019

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Important update for UK Digital Service Providers post Brexit

With Brexit on the horizon, deal or no deal, the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport has drafted updated compliance information for the Network

Pencil iconBy Joan Pettingill on 28th October 2019

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Immigration control & the GDPR

To what extent do employers need to comply with the GDPR when processing immigration data?

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 22nd October 2019

Is posting on Facebook deemed to be during the ‘course of employment’?

The Global Climate Strike – will you be an employer activist?

The Global Climate Strike is due to take place tomorrow, 20 September. Will you be an employer activist and permit your employees time off from work

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 27th September 2019

Data protection – new changes which will shock employers

Data Protection Act 1998 vs the GDPR – which applies?

In the aftermath of the furore on the 25 May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s supervisory authority for data protection issues, has

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 6th August 2018

Automatic Unfair Dismissal - does there have to be an actual breach of statutory right or is the threat of infringement enough?

Knowledge of the effect of a disability

Can dismissing an employee for gross misconduct amount to discrimination arising from a disability if the employer is unaware that the misconduct is connected to

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 5th June 2018

New Payslip Obligations

In our experience with dealing with HMRC investigations into breaches of National Minimum Wage, employers very often do not record the number of hours each

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 9th February 2018

Legislation Round-Up

The following provides a brief round-up of new laws coming into force imminently.

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 31st March 2017

New Homes: Can the supply meet the demand?

Skills shortage increases – bad news for SME’s?

The latest research on the state of trade by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that skills shortages in the construction industry is getting

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 29th March 2017

New Homes: Can the supply meet the demand?

New Homes: Can the supply meet the demand?

Lack of affordable new housing is the subject of constant debate. The Government recently set a target for 200,000 new homes to be built each year

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 10th October 2016

Automatic Unfair Dismissal - does there have to be an actual breach of statutory right or is the threat of infringement enough?

Gender Pay Gap – Implementation Delayed

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has confirmed that the publication of the final Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 has been delayed.

Pencil iconBy Ellie Leatherday on 16th August 2016

2014

Completed Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University

Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Sheffield

Completed a Masters Degree in Legal Practice

Started at Lupton Fawcett.

Started training contract at Lupton Fawcett

Shortlisted for the Trainee Solicitor of the Year

Winner of the Trainee Solicitor of the Year

Qualified as a solicitor

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