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Julia Ellis



020 3432 4020



What gets me out of bed in the morning

Initially, it’s either the pull of the gym or my small children jumping on my head. A few strong coffees later, it’s my curiosity. Having worked in-house extensively across a number of different sectors, I prefer working collaboratively to understand businesses and what makes them, and their people, tick. My experience means that my advice is focused and actionable, and I enjoy being an effective sounding board as new ideas and concepts are developed.

An entrepreneur I admire

Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One, the co-founders of Olio. Olio is an app which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food and non-food items can be shared, not thrown away. The simplicity of the app really helps to drive sustainability at the local and individual levels, and I’m a big fan!

What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I’m pragmatic, inquisitive by nature and I’m not a fan of “legalese”. This enables me to help clients to explore what’s possible and to make informed and meaningful recommendations about risk.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf? 

The HBR and Ted podcasts are always a good bet; The Moth is an interesting reminder of the power of storytelling (and the courage required to take risks).

A social cause I care about is….

the shameful levels of food poverty in the UK (and worldwide).

Fine Print

Key practices

Commercial, IT, Corporate

Education and training

University of Cambridge (MA Law & English); BPP Law School (London); qualified in 2007


Weil Gotshal & Manges; Taylor Vinters; Morgan Advanced Materials plc; Centrica plc (working for British Gas); TJX Inc. (aka TK Maxx)

Client secondments

Premier Foods plc

Other Interests

I am a mentor to students studying at the Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate School of Law; I love sport (cross-fit style gym workouts are my thing, but I also enjoy swimming outdoors and have completed a number of triathlons and duathlons).

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