Ellen Snedden (nee Harbidge)

Ellen HarbidgeMid
Senior Associate
LLB, BA
Phone: +64 9 837 6890
Email: ellen.snedden@smithpartners.co.nz

ASSISTANT

Cheryl Bloomfield

Phone: +64 9 837 6847
Email: cheryl.bloomfield@smithpartners.co.nz

A highly experienced specialist family lawyer, Ellen assists clients with all family law matters – all issues in regards to child custody and care of children, relationship property, guardianship disputesfamily violence, adoption, wills, powers of attorney and applications under the protection of personal & property rights.

Ellen is also experienced in assisting clients to navigate and achieve positive results using the Family Court's new Family Dispute Resolution system.

Ellen has a conjoint degree in law and arts majoring in psychology from the University of Auckland. She joined Smith and Partners in 2012 and now heads the Smith and Partners family law team.

Drawn to the opportunity to help people, Ellen focuses on easing her clients’ stress and guiding them through what can often be a tricky and emotional situation. Her expert knowledge, extensive experience dealing with difficult family dynamics and practical approach enables her to help clients resolve any issues and feel empowered to move on with their lives.

When working with Ellen, you will find an excellent listener with an empathetic ear who can drive down to the heart of the issue, and help you discover the best route to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Ellen’s extensive expertise has seen her appointed to the Auckland District Law Society Family Law Committee and elected to the Council for the Auckland District Law Society. Ellen is also the convenor of the Auckland District Council Newly Suited Committee, and member of the Future Leaders of West Auckland.

Ellen is passionate traveller and follower of sports, from cricket to football. Other times she’ll be spending quality time with family and friends.