'Eleonore has been superb in not only her oral representation during proceedings but also at getting to grips with the issues in the case quickly. She has been highly praised by clients we have worked with for her thorough, logical approach, as well as the reassurance and empathy she has displayed. I would not hesitate to recommend her.'
Client testimonial 2022
Eleonore has 9 years experience in children law and financial remedy cases. Known for her meticulous preparation and analytical approach, she is a tenacious advocate who appears before all levels of judge in the Family Court. She regularly gives talk to solicitors and social workers. She has a particular interest in the international and cross-cultural aspects of family law.
As a child law practitioner, Eleonore acts for local authorities, parents, intervenors and children in both private and public law matters. Approachability and a sense for cultural nuance enable her to get the best out of clients. Her ever-growing children law portfolio includes cases featuring:
Intractable contact disputes
Domestic violence, neglect and emotional abuse of children
Fabricated or induced illness
Complex mental health difficulties
The deaths of children
Deprivation of liberty.
She is a member of the Barristers Panel for local authorities in North Wales.
Eleonore is regularly instructed in financial remedy and trust matters, an area where she is valued for being persuasive, practical and tough. Her experience includes:
Representing clients at court from FDA to final hearing
Advising on settlements
Orders for interim maintenance, freezing injunctions, legal costs and to set aside transactions
Disputes relating to inheritance and property acquired post-separation
The contested ownership of business assets
Third party interests in matrimonial property
Applications under TOLATA arising from property disputes between cohabitees.
Eleonore is the recipient of a number of scholarships from the Inns of Court. In 2016 she was selected to take part in the Pegasus Paris Bar exchange scheme. She spent a month at a law firm specialising in matrimonial finance. In 2018-2019, Eleonore spent a sabbatical year in Paris, in the course of which she undertook an internship at a law firm specialising in international commercial arbitration with a focus on Africa.
Languages: fluent Norwegian and French, proficient Spanish.