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Eleanor Mitten

Year of call:
2018
Education:
2016
The University of Sheffield, BSc (Hons) Psychology - First Class
2017
The University of Sheffield, Graduate Diploma in Law - Distinction
2018
The University of Law - Leeds, BPTC LLM - Distinction (Very Competent)
Career:
2018-2019
Paralegal at DWF LLP, Leeds
2019
Pupil at Park Square Barristers
2020
Tenant at Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
2020
Level 1 Prosecutor
Awards:
2017
1st place, University of Sheffield Plea in Mitigation Competition
2018
Ranked 1st, BPTC Student Advocacy Competition Qualifying (University of Law, Leeds) 2nd place, KBW Criminal Law Moot National Finalist, Featherstone LGBT Moot
Thomas More Bursary – Lincoln’s Inn

Ellie has experience in prosecuting and defending in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court on a range of matters.

Ellie is a CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor and has prosecuted offences such as road traffic offences, burglaries and assaults in a domestic violence context, dealing sensitively with vulnerable complainants. She is aided in this regard by her prior experience as a Witness Service volunteer.

Prior to pupillage, Ellie provided education on criminal law to youth offenders as a volunteer with the StreetLaw scheme, which aims to provide legal education to those who might otherwise lack access to it.

Recently, Ellie mitigated for a Defendant who had pleaded guilty to drink driving. The sentencing guidelines indicated a range of 17-22 months’ disqualification. Ellie secured her client a 12-month disqualification, to be reduced to 9 months upon completion of a rehabilitation scheme.

Ellie prides herself on her calm manner and ability to relate to clients and witnesses from all walks of life. She is keen to continue to expand her criminal practice.

Contact Ellie’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

Prior to commencing pupillage, Ellie worked as a paralegal in the Catastrophic Personal Injury team at DWF. She regularly assisted with drafting Defences, Draft Orders and letters of advice to insurer clients on complex and high value cases. She therefore has a strong understanding of key concepts in personal injury litigation.

Ellie acts for both Claimants and Defendants in small claims hearings, Stage 3 hearings and interim applications.

Ellie also has particular experience in credit hire litigation, assisted by a thorough understanding of the case law in this area. She delivered a seminar on credit hire remotely over the lockdown period.

Ellie accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advices on liability and quantum, and can assist at all stages of a claim’s life cycle. She can work to a short deadline if required.

Contact Ellie’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Ellie is keen to expand her regulatory and public law practice. She has experience of both prosecuting and defending in the criminal courts and is adept at dealing with vulnerable witnesses.

During pupillage, Ellie was successful in the Mental Health Tribunal, securing the release of an inpatient detained under the Mental Health Act. Owing to her background in Psychology, which she studied at degree level before converting to law, Ellie has thorough knowledge and understanding of the issues in such proceedings.

Contact Ellie’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Ellie enjoys a mixed civil practice and has experience in dealing with contractual disputes. She is frequently instructed in small claims hearings and application hearings, and is happy to assist in drafting or advising at any stage of the life of a claim.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Ellie worked as a paralegal in the Catastrophic Personal Injury team at DWF. She regularly assisted with drafting Defences, Draft Orders and letters of advice to insurer clients on complex and high value cases. As a result, she has a sound understanding of the principles in civil litigation.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Ellie co-wrote articles on liability for independent school and university tuition fees during the lockdown period, which received a great deal of interest.

Contact Ellie’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246