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Morag Ellis QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Email:
Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

Position

Morag Ellis QC, having attended Penrhos College in North Wales, read Law at St Catharine's College Cambridge, was called to the Bar in 1984 and took silk in 2006. She has extensive experience of planning and related public law areas in England and Wales, as well as Ecclesiastical Law (which she studied at Cambridge, gaining a First in the subject).

Morag is past Chairman of the Planning and Environment Bar Association. In this capacity, she regularly liaised with the Planning Inspectorate on all aspects of appeals including procedural guidance and the role of barristers in hearings. She is a member of the Users' Group for the Planning Court.

She is a member of the panel of silks to the Welsh Government and served on the Interim Steering Group of the Planning and Advisory Improvement Service which reported to the Welsh Government in 2015 on improving the operation of the planning system in Wales.

As a lay member of the RTPI appeals panel, Morag assists in the regulation of the Town Planning profession.

Morag is Commissary General of the Diocese of Canterbury, Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark and a member of the Panel of Chairs for Clergy Disciplinary Tribunals. She is a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the Church of England. She is also a Church of England Reader and married to an Anglican priest.

Career

Called 1984, Gray’s Inn; RICS legal assessor; RTPI Disciplinary Panel member; publications Include Halsbury’s ‘Laws of England’ (public health; sewers and drains); ‘New Town and Village Greens: Harmless t-laypoles or Traps for the Unwary’ JPEL December 2003; and ‘Putting the Boot Into Development Control: A User’s Guide to Recent Case law’ (with Rob Thomas) JPEL June 2005.

Member

PEBA Committee; Ecclesiastical Law Society; Compulsory Purchase Association.

Education

Penrhos College, Colwyn Bay; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (1983 BA Law; 1986 MA).

Leisure

Bach Choir, School Governor, Church of England Reader.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Morag Ellis QC - Francis Taylor BuildingSolid and well respected in the area of public law.’

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Morag Ellis QC - Francis Taylor BuildingShe quickly gets to the heart of the issue and gets results.’

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Environment

Within: Environment – Leading silks

Morag Ellis QC - Francis Taylor BuildingHer advice is always very clear, and she is commercially aware and tactically precise.’

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Planning

Within: Planning – Leading silks

Morag Ellis QC - Francis Taylor BuildingShe is deservedly recognised as a leader at the planning Bar.’

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