Ella Partner


  • I am a partner at BLM.
  • I act on behalf of a broad range of clients, specialising in health and social care. These clients include NHS Resolution, indemnity organisations, NHS Trusts, County Councils and care homes.
  • I advise in relation to all health and social care matters, including inquests, inquiries, clinical negligence and regulatory. I also advise on privacy matters, in particular, in relation to breach of confidentiality, data protection and freedom of information, and regularly advise both healthcare and other clients in this respect.
  • I have a particular interest in multi-faceted cases, whereby a number of legal proceedings arise from the same incident. For example, I defended a senior doctor in relation to a high profile baby death arising from a drugs error, and provided representation at the Deanery, GMC, inquest and advised in respect of breach of confidentiality/data protection issues and potential criminal proceedings.

Significant Reported Cases

  • Sean Rigg (deceased) – acted for FME at the inquest and IPCC and subsequent police misconduct hearings.
  • Godfrey Moyo (deceased) – represented nurse at the inquest.
  • Smith v North East Derbyshire Primary Care Trust (Court of Appeal) – assisted on behalf of the PCT in relation to judicial review and subsequent appeal.


2009 – awarded higher rights of audience.

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 8490