REB judge

Ella van der Schans

President
Victorian Women Lawyers

Ella van der Schans is the President of Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL), the peak representative body of women lawyers in Victoria, and a recognised organisation of Australian Women Lawyers. VWL works to move barriers and increase opportunities for participation by, and advancement of, women in the legal profession and promotes the understanding and support of women's legal and human rights. Ella is a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Herbert Smith Freehills and specialises in class actions and complex commercial litigation. In 2019, Ella was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly’ 30 under 30 Awards for Dispute Resolution.