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.
Ellie frequently acts for Yorkshire Water in private prosecutions relating to Water Industry Act offences. She has previously acted for the Complainant in a private prosecution for statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act. The Complainant received compensation and, following a costs argument, recovered over £9,000 in costs.
Ellie has enjoyed success in the Mental Health Tribunal, securing the release of an inpatient detained under the Mental Health Act during her pupillage. 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.
Ellie routinely represents South Yorkshire and Humberside Police, appearing on their behalf in applications for Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Closure Orders, Stalking Protection Orders and more. She has also worked with them on secondment, providing advice on the prosecution of fixed penalty notices issued for breaches of Covid regulations.
Ellie has carried out work for the Government Legal Department’s Exam Procedures Review Service, reviewing pupils’ appeals to Ofqual against Teacher Assessed Grades awarded during Covid.