Ellie Wilson


Ellie joined Govett Quilliam in June 2022, when she moved to Taranaki from Wellington, and was appointed a Partner of GQ in April 2024. She works in our Family, Health and Litigation Teams.


Ellie has a particular interest and expertise in all areas of health law including ACC processes, complaints and investigations, civil claims, professional disciplinary processes, and privacy matters. She has worked from almost all angles in this space – including for patients, practitioners, regulators, and insurers. Her broad experience provides a holistic and practical approach to health care matters.

Stemming from her passion in health law, Ellie hosts a quarterly medico-legal discussion group open to anyone interested in the intersection between health and the law.

Ellie has extensive and broad litigation experience, appearing in a range of jurisdictions from Tribunal level to the Court of Appeal. She also works within our Family Team, providing advice and expertise on relationship property matters.

In 2023, Ellie was recognised by NZ Lawyer as a Top Female Lawyer in New Zealand in the Elite Women category.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

A recent escapee from Wellington, Ellie enjoys spending time exploring the Taranaki region – and always welcomes suggestions of what she should try out next. She maintains her fitness by running around after her two young boys. She loves a coffee whenever time allows, and has been enjoying New Plymouth's excellent cafes.

She is passionate about supporting Mums and whanau, and is a Board Trustee for the Little Miracles Trust (formally the Neonatal Trust). Ellie also sits on the Clinical Ethics Advisory Group at Taranaki Base Hospital, and is a member of the NZLS Health and Disability Law Reform Committee.

Ellie takes complex and confusing legal matters into her stride. She communicates clearly and effectively, and has extremely sound judgement. We trust her with our trickiest matters - a dream to work with!

Ruth James

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