With a longstanding passion for using her skills to assist disadvantaged members of the community, Ella brings to the firm over 15 years of experience working with a range of social justice organisations.
Prior to joining Makinson d’Apice, Ella worked in commercial litigation at a top tier law firm and as an academic researching and lecturing on various topics in human rights and Indigenous Australian studies.
She has a particular interest in working with First Nations communities, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.
Winner – 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Pro Bono Program of the Year.
Winner – 2020 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.
Winner – 2019 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards – Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.
Finalist – 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Rising Star of the Year.