Ellen McAnaw is a barrister specialising in crime. She has particular expertise in representing young or otherwise vulnerable clients, whom she can put at ease with her calm manner. She is a skillful advocate who uses her detailed knowledge and preparation of a case to examine witnesses effectively.
Ellen defends in a range of offences including serious violence and drugs offences and prosecutions brought under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Ellen also has experience in representing defendants in contested confiscation hearings.
R v A and Others 2018 – successful defence of a vulnerable prisoner who had been charged with prison mutiny. Defendant appeared first on the indictment, all other defendants convicted.
R v C 2018 – secured an acquittal following successful submission of no case to answer for a man charged with possessing a knuckle duster and a hammer in a public place.
R v K 2018 – successful defence of a man charged with assaulting his former partner with knives and other weapons, defendant acquitted after a four day trial.
R v B 2017 – persuaded the court to suspend a prison sentence for a man charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a 76 year old man in an unprovoked attack which left the victim with lifelong injuries.
The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales – 2015
Higher Rights of Audience (Crime) – 2017Contact Us