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Eleanor Wheeler

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email eleanor.wheeler@42br.com

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Introduction

Eleanor undertook pupillage at 42 Bedford Row and has been a tenant since 2016. She has a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in the following areas:

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Eleanor provides robust advocacy and advice on a range of clinical negligence and personal injury matters, including those involving children. She represents both claimants and defendants in County Court and High Court actions, and has experience working with vulnerable witnesses and interpreters.

Her wide-ranging clinical negligence practice includes: 

  • Delay in diagnosis claims;
  • Complex cases involving children, including negligent births and psychiatric damage;
  • Claims for negligent dental work; and
  • Claims for orthopaedic injury, including spinal damage.

 Eleanor’s extensive experience in personal injury includes:

  • Claims under the Fatal Accidents Act and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act;
  • Innumerable road traffic accident trials involving low-velocity impacts, multi-vehicle collisions, foreign insurance, and allegations of fraud or fundamental dishonesty;
  • Claims against employers, including for industrial disease, and those against multi-national employers;
  • Accidents while onboard aircraft; and
  • Claims against occupiers including local authorities, leisure clubs, householders, and major retailers.

Eleanor has experience of litigation involving multiple defendants and regularly provides advice on litigation tactics and settlement. She is a member of PIBA and AVMA.

Qualifications & Awards

  • BA in English Literature, Bristol University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), City Law School
  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School
  • Lincoln’s Inn Cassell Scholar

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