Ella Leonard is a partner and head of the funds, finance and regulatory department at Fladgate.

She specialises in advising fund managers, asset and investment managers, promoters, sponsors and investors on issues surrounding the structuring, marketing and equity raising, financing, establishment, operation and exit of investment funds and collective investment schemes.

Ella has a noted reputation for advising on both onshore and offshore structures including limited partnerships, GPs, LLPs, limited companies, unit trusts and cell companies. Her funds practice includes expertise in debt funds, real estate and private equity. Through her time practising in the Middle East, and her continuing to act for many sizeable Middle Eastern family offices, she is also experienced in Islamic finance products.

Ella acts for Tritax, 23 Capital, Tadhamon Capital, various private onshore and offshore funds, large family offices and others.

She recently acted on the structuring and establishment of an £400m alternative investment fund in the debt fund space. The fund was financed by listed loan notes and a significant credit line with a global financial institution.

Ella is consistently ranked as a leading individual in investment funds by Chambers UK.

She is very interested in the education of the next generation, chairing the PACT Educational Trust and sitting on the boards of Clifton College and two grant-giving educational trusts.