Lisa Dawson > Ellisons Solicitors > Colchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Ellisons Solicitors
Headgate Court, Head Street

Work Department



Partner, Head of Family


Lisa joined Ellisons in 2002 and qualified in September 2004 taking up a position in the Family Department. Lisa was promoted to Partner in May 2018.

Lisa’s work involves all areas of family law, including disputes in relation to children, financial relief following relationship breakdown between married and unmarried couples, divorce, cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements;

  • Financial Proceedings between married couples/civil partners
  • Financial proceedings between unmarried couples including TOLATA claims and claims under the Children Act Schedule 1
  • Private Children Act proceedings
  • Pre and post relationship agreements including cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptials, post nuptials and Separation agreements
  • Divorce


Lisa carried out mediation training and whilst not a practising mediator uses the same ideology where appropriate in practice.


Lisa went to Brunel university and achieved her LPC with distinction in London.


Lisa enjoys spending time with friends eating out or going to the cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Essex

Ellisons Solicitors‘ Colchester-based group is recommended as ‘a strong team, with a range of experience and able to handle all family law matters.’ Practice head Lisa Dawson‘s diverse caseload covers Children Act cases with complex domestic abuse and fact finding issues including allegations of child abuse and rape; financial cases involving multiple properties and businesses also make up a significant part of her practice. Another key name to note is associate MaryCarmel Wilson, who has particular expertise in Hague convention cases and variation of maintenance matters.