Estelle Thornber

Called in 2012

About Estelle Thornber

Estelle became a member of Chambers in October 2016, following the successful completion of her pupillage.

Estelle has developed a broad criminal defence practice; she is regularly instructed in Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court matters; she also accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ areas of work and has a particular interest in Family and Personal Injury law.

Prior to commencing her pupillage, Estelle worked as a paralegal in the Crown Court Department of a busy Criminal Law Firm in East Central London and in the Catastrophic Injury Team of a leading City Law Firm; Estelle appreciates the demands placed upon instructing solicitors in modern-day practice and the importance of good communication and impeccable client-care.

Estelle has been commended by instructing solicitors for her friendly manner with lay-clients and measured approach in Court.


BPP Leeds: BPTC – Very Competent

 Newcastle University: LLB – 2.1

 ADR Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator


Inner Temple Otto & Sadie Rix Prize 2016

Inner Temple Trans-Pennine Mooting Competition Winner 2012


Modern Hebrew (Fluent)

French (Basic)



Criminal Law

R v H [Inner London Crown Court]: Privately instructed Counsel in Possession with Intent to Supply Class A matter (36 wraps of cocaine); matter was discontinued post PTPH following successful representations made to the CPS by Counsel.

R v D [Central Criminal Court]: Privately instructed Defence Counsel in Possession with Intent to Supply Class A and False ID with Intent matter.

R v A [Croydon Crown Court]: Secured not guilty verdict in Category 1 Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm allegation involving weapon; Jury deliberated for less than 40 minutes.

R v N [Oxford Magistrates’ Court]: Fresh evidence adduced by Defence on day of trial to secure acquittal in this Domestic Violence allegation.

R v I [Camberwell Magistrates’ Court]: Matter of Assault involved cross-examination of 8-year-old child in Court.

R v R [Bromley Youth Court]: Secured acquittal after trial in alleged Assault upon Store Manager by youth Defendant.