Our Team

Ellen Pei, Principal Solicitor & Public Notary 


  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) (majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice) (College of Law)
  • Master of Applied Law (Family Law)(College of Law)
  • Master of Laws ( specialising in Government and Commercial Law) (Australian National University)
  • Bachelor of Laws
    (University of New South Wales)

Memberships and Associations

  • A graduate fellow of the College of Law
  • A member of Australian Association of  Collaborative Professionals 
  • A member of Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc.
  • A member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • A member of the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)
  • A member of the Law Society of NSW
  • A member of the Society of Notaries of NSW
  • A professional member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • A professional member of Resolution Institute

Practice strengths

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation, Conciliation, and Arbitration)
  • Advocacy, Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Wills and Estate Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Notarial Practice

Principal Solicitor at Genesis Edge Law Group
Lecturer & Oral Assessor at the College of Law

Australian public notary

registered Arbitrator (Reg 67B Family law Regulations 1983)

Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Collaborative Lawyer

As the Founding Principal of Genesis Edge Law Group, Ellen offers strong expertise in all areas of Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dispute Resolution and Litigation.  A lecturer at the College of Law, Ellen is a specialist in even the most complex Family Law matters and is well regarded across the industry.

Family Law

Ellen works with clients both locally and from around the globe to expeditiously resolve their unique Family Law matters. She recognises that everyone’s needs are different and adopts an individualised solution focused approach to addressing her clients’ needs.

Built on a foundation of postgraduate study with Australia’s leading universities, Ellen utilises her strong technical skills advantage to provide quality legal services and to deliver meaningful and positive results for her clients no matter how big or small the matter.

Ellen’s extensive experience in Family Law, Commercial Litigation, Business and Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution provides her with an extra edge to tackling complex property matters and high conflict parenting disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.  

Ellen has successfully represented clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in all areas of Family Law and acted in complex Family Law litigation including high conflict parenting disputes such as relocation matters and complex property settlements involving family trusts and valuations, corporations and/or partnerships. An accomplished courtroom litigator, Ellen can provide expert Family Law advice on:

Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution

Ellen is also a nationally accredited Mediator and an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department (see listing on Family Dispute Resolution Register – www.fdrr.ag.gov.au).

Ellen is able to mediate all Family Law related disputes and issue section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). She is highly adept at achieving favourable negotiation outcomes for her clients during early negotiations and mediation. This enables Ellen to resolve her clients’ Family Law matters in the most timely and cost-effective way possible.

If you wish to book a Mediation, please check Ellen’s Availability Calendar for Mediation/FDR, select a date and time, and call us on 1300 559 888 or email Ellen to confirm. For more information on our Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) services, click here


An accredited Arbitrator, Ellen has the right expertise and skills to resolve all Family Law disputes.  She is highly capable of making a binding decision pertaining to the following issues in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth):

  • Part VIII, Part VIIIA proceedings (property, spousal maintenance and maintenance agreements; financial agreements made pre, during or post marriage)
  • Part VIIIAB proceedings (financial matters relating to de facto relationships);
  • Part VIIIB proceedings (superannuation agreements);
  • Section 106A proceedings (execution and compliance with Court Orders);
  • Any part of such proceedings;
  • Any matter arising in such proceedings; or
  • A dispute about a matter with respect to which such proceedings could be instituted.

At Genesis Edge, we provide fixed fee Arbitration services. If you wish to brief Ellen Pei, or enquire as to her availability, or fees, please  check Ellen’s Availability Calendar for Arbitration, select a date and time and contact her Executive Assistant, Alison Meilak.

As an agent of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA), Ellen is committed to conducting Arbitrations with procedural fairness and delivering just, quick and cost-effective resolution of the real issues in the proceedings.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Family Law Arbitration. More information about our Arbitration services can be found here


Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice

Ellen is trained in Collaborative Law.  She appreciates the value of the collaborative practice in resolving Family Law disputes. Depending on her clients’ individual circumstances, Ellen may advise her clients to opt for the collaborative process as a Dispute Resolution mechanism. She works together with her clients and other interdisciplinary professionals with a singular focus of reaching a resolution rather than resorting to Court.

Contact us and speak to Ellen if you wish to find out whether Collaborative Law is right for you and how your disputes may be resolved through collaborative practice.

Notary public services 

Ellen is also a Public Notary appointed by the Honourable Justice Beech-Jones, Chief Judge at Comon Law in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  As a member of the Society of Notaries of New South Wales, Ellen is dedicated to best notarial practice and is committed to delivering the highest standard of notarial services to individuals and businesses across New South Wales. Call Ellen on 02 7233 0988 (option 2) or 1300 559 888 to make an appointment if you require Notary Public services. 


Contact Us

Contact us

National Legal Hotline: 1300 559 888
Phone: +61 2 7233 0988
Fax:     +61 2 8246 3438
Email:   info@genesisedge.com.au

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Mail & Documents

PO BOX 519

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Sydney CBD Office

Civic Tower, Level 11, Suite 11.03
66-68 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

(Opposite the Family Court of Australia)

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