Ellie Watson

Call To The Bar: 2022

Ellie Watson joined Lincoln House Chambers in 2024 after progressing through the early stages of her career, under the supervision of Emma Kehoe, at the CPS. She has experience of a wide-ranging practice across the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. She is used to dealing with high volume, fast paced work in the criminal courts where her attention to detail and thorough preparation enabled her to digest and analyse cases quickly yet effectively.

Ellie has experience of trials in the magistrates’ court, including violent offences, where there are vulnerable individuals. She communicates effectively with others and her empathetic and supportive approach allows her to quickly build a rapport as a dedicated advocate.

Her previous secondment to the Attorney General’s Office involved the drafting of submissions on cases that had been referred as being unduly lenient. She has transferred the skills of analysing case law and sentencing guidelines into her advocacy.

Prior to her career at the bar, Ellie worked as a Legal Advisor; advising on the College of Policing’s national guidance policies. She was awarded the Leolin Price QC Scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and the BPP Career Commitment Scholarship, to study the Bar Course and was graded Outstanding. She completed her LLM alongside the Bar Course and received a Distinction.