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

2021 - Level 2 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 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 also recently 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.

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.

Ellie has worked on secondment for South Yorkshire & Humberside Police, providing advice on the prosecution of fixed penalty notices issued for breaches of Covid regulations. She has also carried out work for the Government Legal Department’s Exam Procedures Review Service.