Ellen Petersen > Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP > Colchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property.


Solicitor and Partner.


After starting her career with a Top 100 leading law firm in 1999, Ellen Petersen joined Fisher Jones Greenwood in 2006, was made partner in 2009 and is head of the Commercial Property team. She specialises in the acquisition of land for business development and investment purposes. She also deals with planning and infrastructure agreements, business sales and purchases, commercial leases and business opportunities in the rural and agricultural sectors. She has a further interest in commercial development and planning. Ellen also advises a number of regional and national charities.

In the rural sector, Ellen’s clients include both local and regional agricultural and farming businesses. Ellen also advises a leading national provider of specialist learning disability services in Scotland, England and Wales in the acquisition of properties which will be designated for supported living purposes. She is also involved in the acquisition of bare land for development for supported living and care home accommodation.

The “very knowledgeable and responsive” Commercial Property team continues to be ranked Tier 1, with Ellen a “recommended lawyer” by the Legal500 (UK) directory.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Essex

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is particularly strong in land development work, although its real estate practice is also highly regarded in other areas, such as real estate finance, investment acquisitions and disposals, property portfolio transactions and commercial leasing. The practice is led by Ellen Petersen, whose work spans sectors such as charities and agriculture. In addition, she is experienced in property matters arising from sales and acquisitions of dental businesses. Ashton CarterLeon Pascal and Keeley Miller are among other key practitioners in the team. Louise Smith has left the firm.