MaryCarmel joined Ellisons in April 2014 as a Solicitor within the Family Department and was promoted to Senior Associate in June 2023.
MaryCarmel can assist you with all aspects of private family law including the following:
MaryCarmel’s focused areas of experience are:
Prior to joining Ellisons, MaryCarmel attended the University of Leicester to study English and obtained a 2:1. MaryCarmel then went onto Nottingham Trent University to study LLB Law (Hons) Degree and obtained a 2:1, alongside completing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC).
MaryCarmel completed a training contact at a local firm within Essex before moving to work closely with the Head of Family Department at another Essex firm. Subsequently, MaryCarmel moved to a firm in Kent as an Associate Solicitor primarily working on Children Act 1989 cases, and undertaking Court Advocacy before joining Ellisons in 2014.
MaryCarmel is also a member of Resolution which is a national organisation of family justice professionals committed to non-confrontational and constructive resolution of disputes.
MaryCarmel is a mother to two lively mischievous boys aged 5 and 2. MaryCarmel enjoys spending time with her family; baking, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors. MaryCarmel also enjoys spending time with her friends and wider family. In her spare time, MaryCarmel enjoys cooking, reading and watching a good series on Netflix with the odd large glass of red wine!
I would also like to take this opportunity MaryCarmel, to thank you and your team for all the hard work that you have all done and getting myself and the children into the position we are in today. I have no doubt that you have kept my children safe.
Thank you for your sterling work MaryCarmel. You have achieved the best outcome for myself and the children and have avoided an application to Court.
MaryCarmel Wilson is an outstanding solicitor who displays knowledge and skills far in excess of her seniority. Handles a variety of applications including international children’s cases. Drafts excellent statements, handles clients superbly and has good tactical acumen.
I'd never had the need to engage the services of a solicitor before and found the thought of it to be daunting in amongst the stress and pressure of a difficult separation from my wife. I contacted Ellisons as a respected local solicitor and was put in touch with MaryCarmel, who I found to be knowledgeable, patient and understanding, especially when certain aspects created high stress for me. MaryCarmel treated me as an individual and took on board my concerns, explaining each step of the divorce process. Her approach has been respectful whilst taking the action required when necessary to ensure a positive and fair outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend her if you find yourself in need of a family law solicitor.
I have been using Ellisons and, MaryCarmel Wilson for many years now for various matters. MaryCarmel has and continues to help me with child related matters, and I can’t recommend her more highly. I find her very easy to talk to and liaise with. I particularly like how she is very to the point and direct with both myself and third parties, whilst staying very compassionate to the sensitivity of the issue. I find her communication to be first class and her advice and guidance very easy to follow. I can’t thank MaryCarmel enough for all she has done and continues to do for me and I would always recommend her to anyone dealing with any child related or family matters.
MaryCarmel assisted me in my divorce and helped me legally as well as emotionally. She showed knowledge and compassion in one of the most difficult times of my life. She demonstrated integrity whilst still trying to do the best for me and my children. I felt that she really understood my situation and cared about the fairness of the outcome. I cannot recommend her enough.
MaryCarmel is an exceptional solicitor. Knowledgeable, professional and highly personable, from the very first day she was appointed as my solicitor I have really felt at ease. I’m currently undergoing divorce/financial settlement with my ex and MaryCarmel, has made it a remarkably less stressful process for me to deal with, always at hand to bring both clarity and guidance to me throughout the process. Above all else, I have found MaryCarmel to be a true advocate for me as her client, which has been a real breath of fresh air, in what would have otherwise been a stressful divorce from my ex.