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Bernice Ellis
Bernice Ellis
Position: Partner Team: Dispute Resolution Phone: (02) 6279 4385 Email: vCard: click to download

Bernice is a commercial-law litigator specialising in insolvency, debt recovery, corporations law and direct tax. She is passionate about protecting the interests of her clients, and takes a straight-talking and commercially pragmatic approach to that mission. With her background in finance and commerce, Bernice has a keen understanding of the key drivers in business, which means she understands a dispute is best resolved early and not subject to protracted and expensive legal action.

Bernice’s forte is managing and resolving complex claims. She has a proven track record of being able to quickly get to the factual and legal heart of a dispute, assemble and analyse evidence and develop solutions for her clients. Getting a practical result for her clients is paramount, with those clients primarily being insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, creditor companies and directors of insolvent companies.


  • Commercial disputes and litigation
  • Company tax
  • Contracts
  • Employment taxes
  • Recoveries and insolvency
  • Trade practices

Professional Background

Master of Laws University of Canberra
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice College of Law
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Canberra
Bachelor of Commerce Australian National University

Australian Capital Territory
High Court of Australia

Affiliations and Memberships
ACT Law Society
Associate Member of the NSW Law Society
Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia
Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
Board Member of Community Programs Association (trading as 'LEAD') - an ACT disability support service