Ellie Gilbert
  • Ellie Gilbert

  • Solicitor


The University of Hull, 2:1

Legal Qualifications:

Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, 2011

Career History:

  • Legal Assistant, Minster Law, 2011 to 2013
  • Legal Secretary, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2013 to 2014
  • Paralegal, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2014 to 2016
  • Trainee Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2016 to January 2018
  • Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, Present           

Experience and Expertise:

I have spent time training in Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial and Private Client departments which means I have been exposed to various areas of law which can become intertwined with Commercial Litigation.

I have been involved with professional negligence claims, property litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, contentious probate, insolvency etc. I also currently deal with the incoming debt recovery files and deal with issuing proceedings and enforcement of debts.

Career Highlights:

Being part of the Northern Law Award’s winning team of the year 2015 (Dispute Resolution)

Awards and Memberships

Northern Law Awards – Team of the Year – Dispute Resolution (2015)

I am a committee member of the newly formed Tees Valley Junior Lawyers Division and I hold the position of Social Secretary.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be, however, one thing I was sure about is that I wanted a job which meant I could carry a briefcase! 

Why law as a career?

I studied Law at A Level and enjoyed the problem solving element to it. It all seemed very glamorous from legal TV Shows and films (including one of my personal favourites “Legally Blonde”) however, law in the ‘real world’ is slightly less glamorous, but still very interesting.

Describe an interesting fact about yourself

I received a phone call from Tom Hardy on Christmas Eve wishing me a "Merry Christmas", my friend had seen him in Tesco and asked him if he would call me. I think that was my favourite Christmas present that year!

What one thing could you not live without?

There is no way I can choose only one!

My family, friends and my passport. I love to travel and experience different cultures all over the world. 

Hobbies and Interests

I love to cook; I try to take inspiration from travelling to different places around the world and incorporating different cuisines into my cooking.