We are pleased to announce that our trainee solicitor, Ella Connolly, has successfully completed her training contract and is now a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Ella has an LLB in law with Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 2005. She completed her Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University in 2007 and commenced her legal training contract part time with Mitsubishi Corporation in London in 2009. Ella was admitted to the roll of Solicitors on 16 December 2019 and is, as far as we are aware, the first English Solicitor to complete her training from Italy. And, thanks to Brexit, she is possibly the last.
Ella assists Colin in the provision of Italian tax advice to private clients with an international background, who have moved to Italy to live and seek assistance in the English language in managing their lives in Italy. She advises on residency issues and on the implications of Italian residency to clients’ worldwide income and assets. Ella also practices civil litigation in England on behalf of Italian speaking clients, advising mostly on debt recovery matters in the small claims court.
Fluent in Italian, Ella is also a translator from Italian to English, registered by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and certified by the Court of Brescia. She lives in Brescia with her daughter.