Ella Crine joined Three Raymond Buildings following successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a practice across Chambers’ main areas of expertise, with a particular interest in crime, financial crime, public law, regulatory matters and extradition.

Prior to joining Chambers, Ella worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal, primarily working with Sir Andrew McFarlane and Lady Justice Carr.

Legal Expertise

Civil and quasi-criminal matters overview

Ella is frequently instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service to advise on and appear in applications for civil preventative orders, including Stalking Protection Orders, Criminal Behaviour Orders, Sexual Risk Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders. She has also acted for Respondents in similar applications.

Licensing and regulatory overview

Ella accepts instructions in licensing and other regulatory matters. She is regularly instructed by Transport for London in licensing appeals in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Crime overview

Ella regularly appears prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court and has experience of cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

She has defended in cases involving a range of offences including assault, battery, theft, possession of offensive weapons, public disorder offences, motoring offences and drugs offences. She has prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service as well as Transport for London and the National Probation Service.

Notable Crime cases

R v M and others - Snaresbrook Crown Court (2023)

Representing the First Defendant in a multi-handed case alone, involving three victims allegedly kidnapped and tortured in East London. Following legal submissions, the prosecution offered no evidence on all six counts on the indictment.

Financial crime and proceeds of crime overview

Ella has appeared for the Metropolitan Police Service in cash forfeiture applications and appeals in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court, including a two day hearing of an application for forfeiture of £24,000. Ella has also successfully secured Account Freezing Orders.

During pupillage, Ella assisted in advisory work for the National Crime Agency and the Financial Conduct Authority on complex Fraud Act 2006 offences.

Extradition overview

Ella has a growing interest in extradition matters and has appeared in the Magistrates’ Court on behalf of requested persons. During pupillage Ella assisted in the preparation of extradition matters on behalf of Requested Persons and Requesting States.

Other work overview

During pupillage Ella gained experience advising companies, designated individuals and law firms on the impact of the sanctions imposed on Russia.

General Crime

R v M and Others – Snaresbrook Crown Court (2023)

Representing the First Defendant in a multi-handed case alone, involving three victims allegedly kidnapped and tortured in East London.

Following legal submissions, the prosecution offered no evidence on all six counts on the indictment.

University of Law, Bar Professional Training Course (2020)
University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law (2019)
Brasenose College, University of Oxford, Classics (2016)

Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple (2020)
First prize, BPTC Immigration Module (2020)

Prior to joining Chambers, Ella worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal on appeals involving complex points of law across a wide range of different legal contexts. She worked on high profile criminal and public law cases, such as R v Damji [2020] EWCA Crim 1774, DPP v Bussetti [2020] EWHC 3004 (Admin), Re HN & others [2021] EWCA Civ 448, and the Al Maktoum litigation.

Ella previously worked in politics, including working on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in the USA, and as a researcher and speech writer for an MP in the UK Parliament. Whilst in Parliament Ella was responsible for the administration of an all party group (APPG) relating to the conflict in Syria, and established a series of educational seminars for parliamentary staff on human rights, conflict, and genocide.

As a law student she volunteered as a pro bono representative for children excluded from school and individuals held in immigration detention centres, as well as on social security appeals in the first tier tribunal.

Professional Memberships
Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association

I, Ella Crine, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at ella.crine@3rblaw.com.  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien.  The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 10 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, or otherwise permitted by UK data protection legislation.

Under the UK GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.  Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services.  A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide those legal services.


Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

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