It has been a big year for Ella Cannon. She and her family of 5 moved from Melbourne to live in Shepparton in rural Victoria in the midst of Covid lockdowns and now she has become Hive’s newest Principal. HiveFive!

Ella’s commitment to providing high quality specialised legal services has enabled her to build a thriving digital health practice that offers commercial and regulatory advice within this highly regulated sector.  She advises a number of leading digital health companies, working with them to develop their telehealth and digital capabilities in a time of phenomenal growth, and is a recognised thought leader in the area. She also provides privacy and general commercial and regulatory assistance to national clients through our HiveGC+ arrangements.

Enabled by Hive’s flexible work practices (which have been in place way before Covid forced the issue) Ella delivers these services and works effectively with our other Hivesters remotely from the Goulburn Valley. This means as well as assisting our national clients she provides regional clients with access to excellence and innovation in legal services, along with an understanding of local issues and community.

Hive’s Executive Director, Melissa Lyon, says, ‘We are incredibly excited to have Ella as a Principal of Hive. She has the innate ability to see the detail and the big picture at the same time. This means she provides her clients with real value and quality advice which reflects broader commercial and sector issues. It also sees her continually looking for way to improve and innovate, not just at Hive, but also to benefit our clients’.

Here is Ella’s take on her promotion, ‘Hive is a fantastic firm.  We have a truly exceptional team, and amazing clients who we’re proud to work with.  But it’s Hive’s inherently disruptive nature – and the commitment to innovation, vision and purpose – that sets it apart from other firms and makes it a business that I’m proud to help lead.  I’m excited to be joining the principal group – who are great friends as well as colleagues – and to be entrusted with this role for the firm’s future’.

Ella commences as a Principal and director of Hive Legal from 1 February 2022.