Ellie frequently prosecutes and defends in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court.
Ellie is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and regularly prosecutes cases involving offences of dishonesty, 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. She also has experience in dealing with youth matters and has a particular interest in this area.
Ellie is keen to continue to expand her criminal practice.