Welcome return of property litigation specialist to Ellis Jones
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Date Published:11 Mar 2016 Last Updated:28 Jul 2021

Welcome return of property litigation specialist to Ellis Jones

Litigation expert Sally Carmichael has re-joined Ellis Jones as a solicitor working in the Dispute Resolution department.

A former Partner, she first joined Ellis Jones in 1988. She left nine years later, returning as a consultant from 2009 to 2012.

Sally specialises in property and company based litigation including disputes over property titles; negligence claims relating to property issues; issues arising from joint venture agreements and construction and planning disputes.

“To me the law of property and construction is fascinating. However, in litigation there is only one winner and the loser pays for all so the stakes are high,” said Sally, an accredited CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator.

She added: “With the costs of High Court litigation rising, I advocate consideration of mediation. Mediation is well suited to construction cases, in particular. It can take the risk out of litigation and produce a result that both sides can live with but first, the parties need clear advice on the strengths and weaknesses of their position.”

Outside work, Sally is a trustee of Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, and Poole Harbour Canoe Club CIO.

She is also a non-executive director of a family property development company.

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones’ Managing Partner, said: “Sally is one of the most experienced, and respected, property litigators on the local legal scene. We’re very pleased to welcome her back to the firm again.”

Lauren Day, Head of the Dispute Resolution department, added: “Having such a respected litigator join the team brings further strength and depth to our expanding department.”