Our People

We are a boutique practice with exceptional client servicing skills. Our goal is to find and keep long term clients. We do this by working to build a mutually valued relationship with them.


Our Values

Our firm believes in long term relationships with clients. These relationships are built by earning trust, developing an in-depth understanding of our clients' business, people and goals, and consistently providing legal and strategic advice worth more than it costs.

Dispute resolution and Litigation

Dispute resolution and Litigation

Corporate and Business Advisory

Corporate and Business Advisory

Employment and Workplace

Employment and Workplace


As a foreign owned business operating in Australia, our company required sound advice for doing business in Australia ... Our company has found a reliable partner in matters of contracts formation, corporate governance, occupational health and safety, responsibilities and liabilities of directors, and dispute resolution ... Our Australian branch would not be successful without the support of [Ellem Warren Lawyers].
Patrick Brindle, COO – International, Taggart Global
“Ben's advice was insightful, practical and most helpful. He was available when I needed him and always willing to grant me the time when required. His advice helped clear a very muddled issue. I cannot recommend Ben highly enough.”
Jamie Hunter, Canon Australia
“We have been a client of Richard Ellem for a number of years now. He is honourable and reliable. He cares for his clients. He is very commercial and a great risk manager.”
Jack Moc, General Manager, Moc Group Commercial Property
“Ellem Warren has been integral to my business dealings over the past 7 years; first during my time as the local director of a foreign owned engineering firm, and more recently as the founder of a tech start-up. Particularly in the case of Endellion, not only have the Ellem Warren team delivered services tailored to meet our business needs, but Richard has always endeavoured to ensure that we are managing the hectic pace of start-up life through continual engagement and in a very thoughtful manner. I can’t stress enough the importance of this approach and how much we appreciate it.”
Richard Marshall – Endellion Technology
We engaged Ben Warren of Ellem Warren Lawyers following a partnership / shareholder dispute and right from the start we were impressed with the service we received. Ben clearly explained the issues and options so we felt like we were regaining control of the situation from an early stage. His analytical approach and the strategic and practical legal advice he gave meant we were able to resolve the matter without resorting to costly litigation. Throughout the 8 month dispute Ben and his team remained across the issues and was always timely in responding to our questions. He is now a valuable extension to our team and he has also assisted us with Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 advice, an Employment and IR matter, and structuring for risk mitigation and asset protection.
Mia Graham, Business Owner & Business Support Manager – M2 Electrical
“We hired [Ellem Warren Lawyers] to help draft our employment contracts. We were happy with the result and the professional service. He now has our repeat business.”
Florian Heise, Architect and Director, Heise Architecture
“I have worked closely with Richard on a number of mutual clients. He listens to client needs and is able to think outside the square to provide practical and unique solutions to complex problems. I enjoy working with him.”
Brad Ryan, Partner, Pilot Chartered Accountants
During my time as CFO for a large manufacturing company operating within the resources sector, Ben provided General Counsel services covering a wide range of legal issues, including contract advisory, risk management, employment and industrial, numerous BCIPA disputes through to Supreme Court injunctions. Ben and his team provided an extremely professional level of service, with consistently successful results, particularly with contracts formation and administration within the construction and resources industries. The service provided was always timely, and he was accessible, even when the company was operating with extremely short time frames. I would recommend Ben and his firm to any business that may require legal services.
Elliot Johnson, Company Accountant, Hy-Performance Fluid Power Pty Ltd
I have known Richard for several years and have dealt with him on a number of mutual client matters. Richard always places his client's best interests first. His focus on developing long-term relationships with honest and honourable intentions, coupled with his commercial savvy, culminates in delivering great results for his clients.
Gene Herder, Principal, Team CFO