Ellen McAnaw

< Back
Barrister

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.

Recent Cases:

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.

Membership/Qualifications:

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

LLB (Hons)

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales – 2015

Higher Rights of Audience (Crime) – 2017

Contact Us

Latest News

  • Crime - 12, November
    therapy seat

    Criminal Department CPD Seminar

    Alternative Text
    Posted by Colleen Inker

    The Autumn 2018 CPD Event will take place on 29th November between 17:00 – 19:30 at the Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF. Talk topics include: Gross negligence manslaughter in the wake of Honey Rose Most criticisms of the offence of manslaughter by gross negligence has concentrated on alleged circularity in the gross negligence test, … Continue reading Criminal Department CPD Seminar

    Read More >
  • Crime - 5, November
    Alex Daymond Profile Photo

    Alex Daymond joins Queen Square Chambers

    Alternative Text
    Posted by Colleen Inker

    Queen Square Chambers is delighted to announce that Alex Daymond will be joining our Criminal Department as of Monday 26th November 2018 and will be available to accept work from this date. Alex qualified as a solicitor in 1995, undertaking criminal defence work within firms in the South West. In 2001 Alex obtained his higher … Continue reading Alex Daymond joins Queen Square Chambers

    Read More >
  • Crime - 5, November
    boats on ocean

    Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

    Alternative Text
    Posted by Colleen Inker

    Mark Cotter Q.C. has secured the acquittal of a teenage boy facing charges of murder, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted wounding.  The trial was heard over six weeks before HHJ Joseph Q.C. and concluded on the 25th October 2018 following four days of jury deliberations.  Mark’s client had accepted presence at the scene … Continue reading Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

    Read More >
View All News