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 G & G (2019) – Defence of a wife jointly charged with her husband accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Defendant acquitted of Section 18 and Section 20 following 8 day trial.
R v B (2019) – Defence of a man accused of assisting offenders in relation to serious firearms offences.
R v M and others (2019) – Successfully applied to dismiss a charge of outraging public decency ahead of trial.
R v L and another (2018) – Defence of a vulnerable drug user whom the prosecution alleged was supplying drugs with another male from her home address. Despite her client having a previous conviction for drug supply and her co-defendant having no previous convictions Ellen persuaded the jury that the co-defendant was operating alone and that her client had effectively been ‘cuckood’. Ellen’s client was acquitted. Co-defendant convicted and sentenced to substantial custodial sentence.
R v A and Others – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
R v F and others (2017) – Defence of one of two female defendants who had perverted the course of justice in relation to a male who had committed a number of violent and sexual offences. Ellen’s client was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence. Both other defendants sentenced to immediate custody including 18 and a half years for the male defendant (subsequently reduced to 11 years on appeal).