Eleanor subsequently completed her training contract at The Castle Partnership (incorporating Sears & Co) where she gained considerable experience in criminal law, her police station accreditation and Higher Rights qualification. Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 2013.

Renowned in the firm for her exceptional levels of client care, conciliatory approach and empathy, Eleanor is driven by achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Dealing with matters in the most practical and cost-effective way possible, ensuring continuity in the client journey and conducting the majority of her own advocacy all form part of the service that Eleanor offers her clients.

Eleanor’s unique skills and practical approach have led, in addition to dealing with criminal matters, to her practice of family law and developing a passion for mediation, in which she is trained and now specialises. Within the mediation process, her main motivations include negotiating outcomes without recourse to court and enabling parties to reach their own agreement.

Eleanor graduated from the University of London (Royal Holloway College) in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in French with Spanish and subsequently received an MA in French and European Critical Theory (distinction).