Elisenda Mitchell (Second Six Pupil)

Second Six Pupil

Year of Call: 2023


Elisenda began her pupillage in October 2023 and is currently supervised by David Williams, working on and observing criminal defence, youth court, and extradition matters. She was previously supervised by Allister Walker where she observed and assisted with prosecution work in RASSO cases. During her pupillage, she has observed cases in the High Court involving challenges to search warrants with Andrew Bird KC.

Prior to starting pupillage, Elisenda was a paralegal at Pury Erskine Solicitors where she assisted with a broad range of criminal defence, regulatory and military proceedings. From preparing cases for trial in the Crown Court, she gained considerable experience of cases involving serious violence and sexual offences.  

Elisenda previously worked for an MP where she undertook a variety of roles, including successfully challenging negative coronavirus grant decisions on behalf of local businesses. Elisenda has also worked for a Police and Crime Commissioner where she gained extensive knowledge of the working practices of the police.

During her time at the University of Bristol, she helped deliver Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) training to Detective Constables in Avon and Somerset Police.

Additional Information


  • Barrister Training Course (LLM), BPP Law School – Distinction.
  • Law with Study Abroad (LLB), University of Bristol – First Class.


  • Jules Thorn Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple.
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple.
  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship.

Professional Memberships

  • Women in Criminal Law (WICL).
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF).
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA).
  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple.