Julia Ellis

Julia Ellis




Julia has decades of experience supporting businesses with a broad range of commercial challenges and legal needs. She started her career in private practice at international law firms Weil Gotshal and Taylor Vinters, then worked in-house for large corporates including Premier Foods, TK Maxx, Centrica (British Gas) and Morgan Advanced Materials.

She later moved to Ignition Law, where she now heads up the commercial team and advises clients on a broad range of commercial matters, including: the supply of goods/services (business to business and business to consumer); procurement activities; intellectual property; data protection; and more.


Recent relevant experience includes:

  • Supporting a broad range of technology-focused businesses with agreements to sell their services and optimise their uses of data.
  • Creating suites of business-to-consumer and business-to-business terms and agreements for clients across dozens of sectors.
  • Advising businesses in relation to their data protection compliance and cross-border data transfers.
  • Supporting a retail brand with its marketing activities.

Fine Print

Key practices

Commercial, IT, Corporate

Education and training

University of Cambridge (MA Law & English); BPP Law School (London); qualified in 2007


Weil Gotshal & Manges; Taylor Vinters; Morgan Advanced Materials plc; Centrica plc (working for British Gas); TJX Inc. (aka TK Maxx)

Client secondments

Premier Foods plc

A social cause I care about

The shameful levels of food poverty in the UK (and worldwide).

Other Interests

I am a mentor to students studying at the Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate School of Law; I love sport (cross-fit style gym workouts are my thing, but I also enjoy swimming outdoors and have completed a number of triathlons and duathlons).

News, Insights & Resources


Hiring and Firing Senior Employees – Webinar Recording

On the 22nd March we held a webinar to discuss the legal ins and outs of hiring and firing employees. Ignition’s Head of Employment, Nicky Cranfield led the webinar, covering everything from reasons for “fair” dismissal, to settlement agreements. Below we have a video recording for those of you who weren’t able to make it on the day.

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