Full Name: Phillippa Ellis
Location: Stuart Street office
Tel: 01582 544370
Fax: 01582 544399
Position: Barrister, Duty Qualified, Police Station Accredited
Criminal and Civil Advocacy;
Advising on Criminal Appeals; and Defending Prosecutions by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
- BA (Hons) English Literature and Drama
- Post Graduate Diploma in Law
- Bar Vocational Course
- Accredited Police Station Representative
- Magistrates Court Duty Solicitor
- High Court Solicitor Advocate (civil and criminal)
- Honourable society of the Inner Temple
Phillippa started working with Noble Solicitors in 2001 gaining experience in the Crown Court department as a case-worker. She studied part time and qualified as a solicitor before practising as an employed barrister.
The majority of her criminal practise involves attending the Crown Court and dealing with a large range of criminal matters including serious assaults, child neglect, perverting the course of justice and proceeds of crime. She has also been instructed as junior counsel in cases of serious fraud and murder.
Phillippa has experience in matters involving a cross over between civil and criminal jurisdictions including breach of non-molestation orders, breach of HMO (houses of multiple occupancy) licences and breach of enforcement notices.
Aviation law is also an interest of hers and she has been involved in cases prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Phillippa also heads up the appeals department assisting in providing advice to clients wanting to appeal conviction, sentence or ancillary orders, and assisting in applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She has also been involved in cases resulting in successful appeals of both conviction and sentence.
In civil cases Phillippa has experience in housing matters including defending possession proceedings and landlord and tenant issues. She has experience in family matters including private and public childcare matters and making and defending interim applications for non-molestation orders and occupancy orders.
In her spare time Phillippa enjoys going to the theatre and sporting activities including surfing.
‘I felt that you were my saviour in this instance’ – Client RF;
‘I will never forget everything you did for me in this case, and all the hard work you put into representing me’ – Client SK
Case Experience :
Phillippa has been involved in the following cases either as advocate or as instructing solicitor with conduct of the case. She is also currently instructed in a range of interesting cases which will be added once concluded.
• R v SK – male charged with corruption, perverting the course of justice and aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office. SK was charged with assisting a CPS lawyer who accepted money in return for charges against a defendant to be dropped. The case involved a complex sting operation by police undertaken by SOCA, and entrapment arguments.
• R v AM – female charged with perverting the course of public justice after making a false allegation of rape to the police, resulting in a male being arrested.
• R v PP – pilot charged with ‘low-flying’ over Manchester City football club.
• R v MI, MS and SA – 3 defendants convicted of s.18 Grievous Bodily Harm who successfully had their convictions overturned following fresh evidence being brought before the Court of Appeal.
• R v LC – defendant who had his sentence reduced on appeal. The defendant was convicted of trying to meet a child after grooming on an internet chat room, which was an undercover operation set up by the News Of The World.