Ellie Sheahan

Ellie Sheahan

Call: 2015


Ellie has an established practice prosecuting and defending serious crime across a wide range of matters including drugs, violence, sexual offences and dishonesty offences. Ellie is a committed, hard working advocate who has been described as “never less than measured and calm”.

Ellie has also been instructed as a led junior both prosecuting and defending. Ellie was led in the prosecution of a wide scale violent disorder in Coventry in which a rapper was prosecuted for his involvement in the disorder. The case involved a male who was fatally stabbed at the scene and involved detailed analysis of the available CCTV. She was also recently instructed to defend D charged in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in a complex case involving Enchrochat evidence.

Prior to joining chambers Ellie worked as a paralegal at a private criminal defence firm where she predominantly worked on case preparation in relation to general crime. She also gained experience in the white collar crime team who defended an individual who was charged in relation to the Tesco fraud brought by the SFO in 2018. She also worked at a start up company who specialised in direct access work.

Ellie also acts for a range of Harbour Authorities prosecuting breaches of local by-laws.


  • R v W (Lewes Crown Court 2023)

Prosecuted a case in which the defendant attacked an elderly woman whilst she was receiving treatment in hospital. The case revolved around whether the defendant was “insane” at the time of committing the offence. The case involved grasping complex medical expertise and cross-examination of experts who had assessed the defendant.

  • R v B (Bournemouth Crown Court 2023)

Represented a young defendant at their sentencing hearing for the commission of multiple robberies against young victims where the starting point would have been a lengthy term of imprisonment. The judge was persuaded, after submissions, to impose two years imprisonment.

  • R v G and Others (Cardiff Crown Court, 2022)

Led junior acting for a defendant who was charged with his involvement in a large scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The case centred around the use of Encrhochat phones.

  • R v A and Others (Warwick Crown Court, 2022)

Led junior acting for the prosecution in relation to a violent disorder in Coventry 2018 in which a male was fatally stabbed. The case attracted media attention due to one of the defendants being a famous rapper who had pleaded guilty to his involved in one of the violent disorders that occurred on that night.

  • R v I and Others (Luton Crown Court, 2022)

Represented one of six young female defendants who pleaded guilty committing grievous bodily harm with intent at sentence the defendant received a suspended sentence despite the seriousness of the offence.

  • R v S (Reading Crown Court 2022)

Represented a defendant charged with controlling and coercive behaviour involving multiple methods of alleged controlling behaviour. The defendant was acquitted following a four day trial.


  • LLB Law – First
  • BPTC – Very competent


  • Inner Temple
  • Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • Oxford Brookes Future Barrister Scholarship


15 Apr 2019

New member of Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Ellie Sheahan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Ellie will continue to develop her practice in crime.


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