Atkin Chambers is pleased to announce that Ella Rutter and Caspar Ramsay will join as tenants with effect from Monday 12 […]
5th Sep 2022
Ella joined Chambers as a tenant in September 2022, following the successful completion of her pupillage. Her practice covers all areas of Chambers’ core specialisms: construction and engineering, technology, energy and natural resources, and professional negligence.
Ella has experience of all stages of litigation, adjudication and arbitration (including ad hoc, CIMAR, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitrations) and has worked with a variety of bespoke and standard form contracts, including NEC and JCT.
Ella’s instructions during pupillage include acting as sole counsel for a builder in an English court claim arising out of renovation works at a residential property, and as junior counsel in a construction adjudication. She has also worked for barristers in Chambers on several high-value construction disputes.
Ella read Law at Oxford and has a Master of Laws in International and European Law from the University of Ghent. In addition to England and Wales, she also has experience of disputes under other systems of law (including Belizean, Korean and Swiss) and is admitted to practice in New York.
Ella previously lived and worked in France and Belgium, and has a reasonable working knowledge of French.
* cases worked on before joining Chambers
Puchyna, M., Kelly, J. and Rutter, E., Investment protection on the Belt and Road, 2 Journal of Subsoil Use and Law 176 (2019).
|2019-2021||Graduate Lawyer (Awaiting English Bar Qualification) – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (LLP), London – International Arbitration Practice Group [23 months]|
|2021||Bar Transfer Test, BPP University|
|2020||Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales|
|2019||Admitted as an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law of the Supreme Court of New York State|
|2019||Legal Intern – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London – International Arbitration Practice Group [three months]|
|2019||Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple [Unclaimed]|
|2019||Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple [Unclaimed]|
|2018||Trainee (“Stagiaire”) – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris – International Arbitration Practice Group [six months]|
|2018||Legal Intern – Fietta LLP, London [four months]|
|2017||Trainee (“Stagiaire”) – Allen & Overy LLP, Paris – International Arbitration Practice Group [six months]|
|2017||Legal Intern (“Juriste Adviseur”) – Everest Attorneys (legal assistant to Dr Herman Verbist), Ghent [six months]|
|2016||Research Assistant to Professor Maud Piers – University of Ghent, Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law, Ghent [three months]|
|2016 and 2017||Legal Intern – De Mulemeester & De Brabandere (formerly Lexlitis Ghent) (legal assistant to Mr Dirk De Meulemeester), Ghent [two months]|
|2015-2016||LL.M. in International and European Law, University of Ghent (summa cum laude, 1st in year)
|2012-2015||Geoffrey Jones (Penreithin) Scholarship [Awarded four times]|
|2012-2015||B.A. in Jurisprudence, New College, University of Oxford (II.i)
Between 2019 and 2021, Ella practiced as a solicitor and New York Attorney in the litigation and controversy department/international arbitration practice group of a leading international US law firm in London (WilmerHale), where she was a member of teams providing advice and acting as counsel in high-value arbitrations and litigations, with a focus on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes concerning issues of English law.
Between 2017 and 2019, Ella undertook intern- and traineeships (“stages”) in the international arbitration practices of several leading law firms, including the Paris offices of Freshfields and Allen & Overy, where she assisted counsel in over twenty international arbitrations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the CIS, Europe and the Middle-East.
Before that, Ella spent around a year working for arbitrators in Belgium (Dr Herman Verbist and Mr Dirk De Meulemeester), including assisting at hearings and with ICC arbitral awards. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Maud Piers at the University of Ghent in relation to a series of articles on future uses of artificial intelligence in arbitration.
Ella is a member of Young ICCA, ICC, YAF, YIAG, Young ICSID, HK45 and CEPANI40.