About Ellie

Ellie joined Lupton Fawcett in June 2016 and is based in our Sheffield office.  Prior to joining Lupton Fawcett, Ellie worked as a Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell and managed her own case load of Employers’ Liability and Public Liability cases, drafting and submitting claims in order to obtain compensation for a Claimant’s injury caused by negligence.

At Lupton Fawcett, Ellie splits her time between assisting with advising employees and employers on a wide range of matters in the Employment department in addition to working in Dispute Management assisting numerous directors with case work, preparing legal documents and maintaining case files.

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.

Ellie is a dynamic and positive individual with a determination to succeed and has been recognised throughout her studies by her lecturers as being an outstanding student who can inspire others.

When not at work

Having only recently finished her Masters Degree, Ellie is yet to figure out the meaning of free time. However, she imagines she will spend it reading good books and taking long walks in the countryside with her boxer dog.

Specialisms

Accreditations / Awards

Yorkshire Trainee Solicitor – 2018
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 Employment at Lupton Fawcett.

Shortlisted for the Trainee Solicitor of the Year

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