Ella advises individuals on all aspects of Family law, with a particular focus on complex financial issues and children matters.

Ella advises with characteristic sensitivity and discretion. She is adept at explaining legal jargon and ensuring clients are fully supported at every step. Ella goes “above and beyond” and works tenaciously to best achieve clients’ aims in the most cost-effective manner.

Ella has extensive experience in running successful Schedule 1 cases, securing harassment protection, negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements, acting on joinder/intervenor and cohabitation disputes. She has specialised in domestic abuse and alleged coercive control cases for many years.

In addition, Ella acts on complex children matters including cases of fabricated/induced illness and substance misuse. She is known for her compassion and efficiency in resolving contact issues.

Ella has experience of vulnerable client cases and is an advocate for neurodiversity. She specialises in asset tracing and has worked on large cryptocurrency matters.

She was nominated for CityWealth Senior/Managing Associate of the Year.

Work highlights


Achieving a significant six-figure settlement sum for a client who had initially consulted Ella to explore a clean break with no settlement.


Running a multi-million complex financial matter involving asset tracing, crypto assets and intervening parties. Securing the client’s aims cost effectively. Sensitively and effectively managing children matters on this case in parallel.


Running a £15m+ case to successful conclusion at a three-day final hearing, securing the family home for the weaker financial party.


Chai v Peng, Hohenberg Bailey litigation, Operation Weeting (phone hacking trial)

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Ella Welsby appears on the Nicky Campbell show

Ella Welsby appears on Nicky Campbell's BBC breakfast show to share her views on the impact of No Fault divorce and the future of Family Law in the UK

Ella Welsby


Media spotlight

Who gets the dog?

Ella Welsby writes for yoursurrey.wedding about the importance of agreeing who gets your pets following a relationship breakdown

Ella Welsby



Not an April fool – valid prenups will be upheld in England and Wales

Mr Justice Moor’s judgment in MN v AN [2023] EWHC 613 (Fam) is the latest to reinforce the position that valid prenups will be upheld by the court of England & Wales



DMH Stallard announce lateral hire in city office

A specialist family law and divorce lawyer, Ella Welsby is an outstanding addition in the firm’s family law practice in London