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Joshua Ellis

Joshua Ellis

Call: 2020

T: 020 7520 6000    E: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

Joshua is an effective and approachable advocate, noted for his client care and strong tactical mind. He is developing a busy criminal practice, regularly appearing in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. Joshua has particular experience in representing clients with complex mental health needs and has had considerable success in persuading the court to stay proceedings where his clients have not been fit to stand trial.

Prior to coming to the bar, Joshua worked with the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans, representing defendants on Louisiana’s Death Row in their post-conviction appeals. He has also had experience working as a paralegal at a top commercial law firm in London, as well as advising and representing students at university disciplinary hearings.


J Ellis and D Sokol [2021] ‘The university justice system is in disarray’ The Times. [Read here]


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BA (Hons.), Human, Social and Political Science – University of Cambridge (2014-2017)

Graduate Diploma in Law – BPP University (2017-2018)

Bar Professional Training Course – BPP University (2018-2019)


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The Criminal Bar Association

The Young Fraud Lawyers Association


Professional Appointments

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CPS – External Advocates Panel (Grade 1)

Youth Court – registered advocate


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‘Best Public Speaker in North West’, English Speaking Union Churchill Competition (2012)

GDL Scholarship, BPP University (2017)

Pro Bono Scholarship, BPP University (2017)

Advocacy Scholarship, BPP University (2018)

Jules Thorn Scholar, Middle Temple (2018)

Matrix Chambers Scholarship, AMICUS (2019)