Position(s) Associate, Solicitor
Area(s) of Practice Family Law
Phone 07739 323 398
Ela Crighton is a Solicitor in the family department, and has been dealing with family cases for over 15 years. She has experience in the full range of family law matters including children’s proceedings, divorce, financial matters, dissolution of civil partnerships, forced marriage applications, injunctions and care cases.
Ela is a member of Resolution, an organisation for family lawyers that believes in trying to resolve family disputes in a constructive and non confrontational way. She has been on their Specialist Accredited Panel for over 10 years.
Ela represents clients on a private basis and under legal aid, having been a legal aid supervisor for over 8 years.
As well as acting for parents in Children Act proceedings, she also represents extended family members such as grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts and step parents.
She has acted for parents and grandparents in care proceedings issued by Local Authorities and has been successful in resisting adoption applications and securing the return of children to their family.
Ela has extensive advocacy experience and appears regularly in the family court, she has also appeared before High Court judges.
As well as having provided in house training to others within her department, Ela has spoken at seminars and conferences addressing delegates on a variety of family law issues.
Ela is passionate and committed to helping people with family law matters.
Ela is fluent in Gujerati.