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Ellen Wright
Call 2017
Specialisms: Crime, Regulatory
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Ellen Wright



Ellen regularly appears in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ Courts on a wide range of matters and has represented clients charged with a variety of offences including attempted robbery, possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, fraud and witness intimidation. Ellen also has experience in dealing with Sexual Risk Orders and Criminal Behaviour Orders.


In addition to her criminal practice, Ellen accepts instructions through the Attorney-General’s Junior Panel (formerly the Treasury Solicitor’s Baby Barrister Panel) and undertakes work for the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Serious Fraud Office. Ellen is currently engaged in a significant and highly sensitive regulatory investigation for a band 1, white collar crime firm.


R v M (2020) Acquittal of Defendant who was indicted with the theft of high value construction pallets in a trial lasting five days and involving GPS data, lengthy video footage and multiple witnesses.
R v S (2019) Represented Defendant charged with assault, theft and criminal damage said to have occurred during a road rage incident. D was acquitted of all the charges against him despite evidence from multiple witnesses, photographic evidence and acceptance of presence. 
R v F (2019) Acquittal of Defendant charged with driving with excess alcohol following evidence from two police officers who both alleged seeing the Defendant drive the vehicle and acceptance by the Defendant that he had consumed alcohol. 
R v O (2018) Crown Court trial in which Defendant was indicted and acquitted of racially aggravated public order despite evidence from two prosecution witnesses.
R v C (2018) Represented Defendant convicted of his second offence of possessing an offensive weapon (machete) at sentence and successfully excluded a drill rap video as evidence of gang involvement.
R v H (2018) Successfully argued for the removal of a bladed article condition from a Criminal Behaviour Order against a youth who was convicted of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.  


Crown Prosecution Service Panel Advocate Grade 2
Criminal Bar Association
North Eastern Circuit
Young Fraud Lawyers Association 


LLM Distinction, Teesside University
LLB (Hons) First Class, Teesside University
CBA Bursary for Excellence in Advocacy
The Rachel Lawrence Prize
Inner Temple Exhibitioner
The Ian Pennock Award for Excellence in Law 


Outside her practice, Ellen has undertaken a number of voluntary roles including teaching children of secondary school age the legislation regarding revenge porn and consent through SPITE and the Schools Consent Project and helping prisoners improve their communication skills with debating through the Vocalise programme.