Justin Ellis trained at Clifford Chance, qualifying in 1995 into the firm’s Technology Group. From there he joined DMH Stallard in 1998, where he helped to develop the firm’s Technology and Media Group, and was head of the firm’s Commercial Group. Justin’s specialist areas of practice include:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Intellectual Property advice and contracts
- IT contracts
- Data Protection/Freedom of Information
- Internet Law
- Media advice
- Competition Law
- Commercial Contracts
- Public procurement
- Shareholder and investment agreements
Justin has been identified in national publications as an expert in the following fields:
- IT law (Chambers and Partners’ Guide to the Legal Profession)
- Intellectual Property (Legal 500)
- Competition law (Chambers and Partners’ Guide to the Legal Profession)
Justin is a regular speaker at seminars held by professional training organisations such as Central Law Training (CLT) and the Centre for International Legal Studies. He provides training for clients on all the topics mentioned above.
Justin speaks Italian and Spanish, and lives in Sussex. He has recently published a novel, Death by the Arno, and has sung in Mozart’s Requiem in both The Royal Albert Hall and St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. He is also a local Pétanque Champion.
In 2019 Justin was appointed a trustee of the British Spanish Society, a charity whose object is to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Britain and Spain. The Society has around 1,000 members and administers in excess of £30,000 of scholarships annually.