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Diana Ellis QC

Tel:
Work 020 7067 1500
Email:
25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC)

Position

Specialist in criminal law and international humanitarian law, wide experience in handling serious criminal cases including murder, fraud, armed robbery, sexual abuse, child abuse, blackmail, drug trafficking and in dealing with vulnerable witnesses. Notable cases: R v McPherson & Ors – acted for one of nine gang members involved in a drug related murder; R v Shah and Ors – represented the main defendant who was accused of the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky and attempted murder of a fellow police officer. Extradition cases include Emmanuelle Nteziryayo and Ors, acting for one of four Rwandans whose extradition to Arusha has been sought on a charge of genocide. Defence counsel for Professor Ferdinand Nahimana in the first trial to take place before an International Court on charges relating to the role of the media in the commission of genocide – at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha.

Career

Called 1978; QC 1998; appointed Recorder 1998. Co-author of several Criminal Bar Association working papers.

Languages

French (working knowledge).

Member

Criminal Bar association; European Criminal Bar Association; International Bar Association; Liberty; Bar Pro Bono Unit; UN Appointed Counsel.

Education

London (LLV Hons); London School of Economics (Dip Soc Admin).


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford RowUnfailingly impressive and tenacious in her approach to the cases she undertakes.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford RowMeticulous in her preparation, her knowledge of the law and procedure is comprehensive.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford RowHugely respected and admired for her skill and expertise in international criminal law.

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