Ellie has a rapidly growing Crown Court practice, appearing for both the prosecution and defence.
Ellie is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and regularly prosecutes cases involving offences of dishonesty, drugs, public disorder and violence. She deals sensitively and empathetically with vulnerable complainants where there are allegations of domestic or sexual abuse.
Ellie is alive to legal issues that may arise before and during the trial process, and frequently has success in making or responding to applications involving bad character and hearsay. In her defence work, Ellie has made a number of successful submissions of no case to answer.
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.
Ellie prides herself on her calm manner and ability to relate to clients and witnesses from all walks of life. As a result of her background in Psychology, she is well equipped to deal effectively with clients with mental health issues and to understand the particular issues they may face.
Ellie also has experience in dealing with youth matters and has an interest in this area.