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Ellen Peart

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BCL Solicitors LLP

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Serious and general crime; business crime and regulation.


Ellen Peart is a partner at BCL and is recognised as a leading individual specialising in serious and complex criminal litigation, often representing high-profile individuals and Sports’ bodies and therefore mindful of reputation management issues. Noted for specialist police station advice, as well as advising clients interviewed by other prosecution agencies and regulatory bodies, Ellen has an excellent track record in making written representations that matters should not proceed to charge and that no further action should be taken. She is well known for her wealth of experience in representing clients under investigation or charged with serious sexual offences although her expertise also covers homicide, public order offences, assault, offences of dishonesty, firearms and internet-related crime. Ellen has an interest in Court of Appeal matters when advising clients who seek a second opinion post-conviction and sentence. She has recently established a reputation for representing clients under investigation by a school, college or university including having successfully defended a Deaconal investigation following which the college were compelled to withdraw the allegations, issue an apology and pay the full costs of the accused student. Ellen is also an expert in advising broadcasters and television production companies as to pre and post-production advice.


Trained Bemrose & Ling; qualified 2002. BCL 2002; partner 2010. Publications of note: contributing writer to ‘The Police Station Adviser’s Index’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 4th ed).




The Law Society; London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association; the Howard League for Penal Reform; Fraud Lawyers Association.


King Ecgbert School, Sheffield; University of Leeds (1998 Law with French, Joint Hons and Diplôme de Français Juridique); University of Sheffield (1999 LPC).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Ellen Peart - BCL Solicitors LLP

Within: Crime: general

β€˜Market leader’ BCL Solicitors LLP is β€˜the preeminent firm for crime-related matters’, handling β€˜countless high-profile cases and clients, all of which illustrate the firm’s position in the market’. The team of β€˜top tier lawyers’ is β€˜straightforward to deal with, and is very responsive to out-of-hours calls for clients in urgent need of advice’. Practice head Paul Morris β€˜commands great respect and admiration, and is undoubtedly a solicitor you want on your side’. Ellen Peart is β€˜an enormous asset to have at the police station’, and Rachel Hubbard has β€˜unrivalled experience in general crime’. The firm has represented numerous high-profile individuals including Sir Cliff Richard and Jeremy Clarkson.

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