Sharif Ela

Sharif Ela is a highly experienced trust and estate practitioner with over 20 years in legal and financial services.  He joined the Ormrods team in 2017 as our new private client solicitor as we continue to grow our client base in the field of family law.

Sharif oversees a range of different legal needs on behalf of clients, from drawing up Power of Attorney documentation and long term care home fee planning and elderly client advice, to managing complex probate cases and the administration of estates.

Sharif is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for legal professionals who advise on family law.  The accreditation is widely regarded as the industry ‘gold standard’ for promoting best practice, professional integrity and education.  He is also an appointed 'notary public' constituted by law to cover estates, deeds, powers of attorney, and foreign and international business.

Sharif obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Central Lancashire and Lancashire Law School before being admitted as a solicitor in 2008.  Prior to that, he worked in banking which included the completion of a series of legal, financial planning, insurance and business administration qualifications.

You can contact Sharif on 01253 861034 or by emailing