In our founder and senior Director, Eric C. Ellul, we have Gibraltar’s most experienced matrimonial lawyer. His expertise dates back to the early 1980s when he was the driving force behind the reform of our divorce laws. He is also an experienced probate and employment lawyer and a Notary Public.
Our Managing Director, Marc X. Ellul, is a corporate, commercial, funds, tax lawyer, Fintech and financial services lawyer and is the Head of the Commercial Department. Marc is currently Chairman of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council, having been elected in July 2018. Representatives of all of Gibraltar’s financial services industry associations are members of this Council whose objects are to promote the economic interests of Gibraltar by developing the finance centre. Marc is also a Notary Public.
The Head of our Property Department, Ben C. Chiappe, is an experienced property lawyer with an extensive practice representing private individuals, landlords, companies and banks. Ellul & Co are on the conveyancing panel of all of Gibraltar’s major banks and building societies. This enables us to represent our clients and the respective banks and building societies when they are taking out mortgages.
Neil A. Lopez is a partner in the Commercial Department of Ellul & Co. His areas of expertise are corporate, commercial, Admiralty & Shipping, Fintech, financial services and private client work. He is an experienced lawyer having commenced practice in 2004. Her is also a Notary Public with an extensive practice in this area.
Lorraine Armstrong joined Ellul & Co in January 2021 as Head of the firm’s Family Law department. She qualified as a solicitor in the UK in 2003 where she specialised in family and matrimonial law. Lorraine moved to Gibraltar in 2008 when she joined Janis Evans Solicitors and became an integral part of its family and matrimonial team. She has a wealth of experience in this field and is Gibraltar’s leading family law practitioner.
Janieve Buhagiar’s joined Ellul & Co, in 2015 and she now focuses on Family Law. She has earned an excellent reputation in this field and, together with Lorraine Armstrong, they make a formidable team. Janieve also does some criminal and civil litigation, employment and non-contentious probate work