Nadine Wilson-Ellis – disbarred after fraud conviction

Nadine Wilson-Ellis – disbarred after fraud conviction

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Image from the Western Press
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Last year Nadine Wilson-Ellis, a barrister and law lecturer, was convicted of housing benefit fraud and sent to prison for 7 months. We didn’t actually say in that, that this would spell the end of her legal career, but confirmation of that was received on 8th July 2014 where the Bar Standards Board heard Ms Wilson-Ellis’s case and disbarred her (the highest sanction that they can impose).

This is not a surprise. Ms Wilson-Ellis hadn’t actually practised as a barrister, but will no longer be able to start her training if she had wanted to. This will not affect her work as a Law Lecturer as a matter of law, but the University may well have taken action against her.

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Sara is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers practising in crime.

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  1. So sad and so many lives ruined for the sake of a moment of madness. I hope she can pick herself up again.

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