Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Ellena Forman
Called to the Bar in 2017

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family
  • Crime

Ellena joined chambers in September 2019 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Before joining chambers, Ellena worked for two firms of criminal defence solicitors assisting with both Magistrates and Crown Court matters. Ellena expanded her experience through volunteering as an Appropriate Adult for police station attendances.

Ellena predominantly practices in crime and family law. Please refer to the individual practice areas for more detailed information of Ellena’s practice. At this time, Ellena only accepts instructions from solicitors and professionals.

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY

I must say how impressed we both were with Ellena. She was very knowledgeable, highly skilled, professional yet very personable. I’d have no hesitation recommending her

I was extremely pleased with [her] communications and professionalism

Ellena Forman is accommodating, thorough and diligent. The client’s best interests are always at the forefront of her advice and representation

When booking counsel to cover a hearing we would be more than happy to recommend Ellena – friendly, cheerful and a very likeable person with a great sense of humour

Counsel did an excellent job. Both on the day and her final note was excellent

Ellena is a knowledgeable, tenacious and down to earth advocate, with a keen eye for detail even in the most voluminous of briefs. She is able to distil the law in an understandable way for clients and her client care skills are excellent

Ellena is regularly instructed to act in both private and public law family matters.

WORK INCLUDES

  • Private children applications (including FHDRA, DRA, Fact finding hearings, Final hearings and step-parent adoption);
  • Domestic Violence injunctions (including non-molestation and occupation order applications);
  • Care and adoption proceedings (including representation of parents, children’s guardians and local authorities from urgent interim removal hearings to contested final hearings);
  • Police disclosure applications (private and public law, representing either the constabulary or the parties).

At this time, Ellena only accepts instructions from solicitors and professionals.

Ellena is a thorough and diligent criminal advocate. Before joining Chambers Ellena worked for two criminal defence solicitor firms assisting with both Magistrates’ and Crown Court matters.

Her work includes:

  • Magistrates’ Court trials (prosecution and defence);
  • Grade 1 Crown Court Prosecutor;
  • Probation breaches;
  • Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction and/or sentence;
  • Road traffic;
  • Newton hearings;
  • Police disclosure applications;
  • Parole board hearings;
  • First appearances and sentencing hearings;
  • Civil applications (Sexual Harm Prevention Order, Closure Order, Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order, Community Protection Notice etc).

At this time, Ellena only accepts instructions from solicitors and professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB Hons: University of East Anglia

BPTC: BPP Law School Holborn