Ellie began pupillage in October 2021 and is currently under the supervision of James Weston.
Ellie is a qualified solicitor, having trained with a large global law firm between 2013 – 2015. She gained experience of corporate law, employment disputes, commercial litigation and regulatory law. During her legal training, she undertook a placement at the Coroner’s Office in Manchester.
Ellie later spent time working in-house where she negotiated and advised on commercial contracts, real estate issues, intellectual property, data protection, health and safety and other regulatory matters.
In the years preceding pupillage, Ellie volunteered as a domestic violence advocate for Refuge. She completed a masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Oxford Routledge Prize for best dissertation for her research on radicalisation in prisons.
Ellie has, more recently, completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in Law and Criminology, where she researched the use of segregation in English prisons and the role of law in these environments.
During her PhD, Ellie was seconded to the Sentencing Council for three months where she researched and advised on the development of new sentencing guidelines. She also worked closely with the Ministry of Justice in revising and updating prison laws and policies.
Ellie previously taught a range of legal courses in various prisons including tort, contract and advocacy skills. She was also the Executive Director of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project where she worked on a range of issues including modern slavery complaints, the digitalisation of the English court system, and the legalities and reporting obligations arising from the use of air missiles in Syria, by the British military. Throughout her time at Cambridge, Ellie was also a disability mentor and was (and continues to be) passionate about supporting those with mental health conditions.
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