Ellen McAnaw


Name: Ellen McAnaw
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 2018

Ellen, who chose to specialise in Crime early on in her career, has particular expertise in representing young or otherwise vulnerable clients, whom she can put at ease with her calm manner. She is a skilful advocate who uses her detailed knowledge and preparation of a case to examine witnesses effectively.

Ellen also undertakes prosecution work and is a grade 2 prosecutor on the CPS General Crime panel of prosecuting counsel.

Motoring Offences

Prior to becoming a barrister, Ellen was a solicitor with higher rights of audience. She represented defendants daily in the Crown Court where she has amassed a wealth of experience representing defendants accused of a range of offences including serious violence and drugs offences and prosecutions brought under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Ellen’s abilities have attracted significant positive judicial feedback. Following a two-week trial at Winchester Crown Court she received a letter from the High Court Judge who had heard the case praising her conduct of the defence.

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