Eleanor is an experienced barrister practising in serious crime and is ranked in the Financial Crime section of both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK. She is a grade 4 CPS Prosecutor and appointed to the SFO A panel. She has been praised for her ability to simplify complex evidence and her success in cross-examining expert witnesses.
Eleanor has considerable experience in the following areas of financial crime (see separate tab for more detail):
Bribery and corruption
Eleanor also prosecutes and defends all other types of criminal cases including those involving serious violence, firearms offences and drugs cases. Recent cases include (see separate tab for more detail):
Eleanor is also regularly instructed in high value Proceeds of Crime applications relating to the detention of cash or the freezing of assets/accounts.
She is currently instructed in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI).
Eleanor can also offer representation on a public access basis.
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Eleanor is ranked in Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for financial crime reflecting the quality of this flourishing part of her practice both prosecuting and defending. She is described as “someone with first-rate judgement”, “focused and determined” and “extremely hard-working”.
In particular, Eleanor specialises in:
She is experienced in dealing with large document heavy cases with significant reliance on digital evidencing and telecoms analysis. She has been praised for her ability to unpick expert evidence, making it accessible to a jury and her success in cross examining expert-witnesses.
As a result of her work in this area, Eleanor deals frequently with Proceeds of Crime Act [POCA] matters including confiscation and restraint matters. She regularly appears in high value applications for the detention of cash or freezing of assets/accounts. She also has considerable experience in ancillary orders following trial such as Director’s Disqualification and Serious Crime Prevention Orders.
Eleanor is instructed across all areas of serious crime (For Financial Crime, please see separate Tab). She appears for the prosecution and defence in the most serious offences.
Recent cases include:
Many of the cases that Eleanor deals with are gang related. She has considerable expertise dealing with sensitive material and is security cleared to Developed Vetted (DV) level.
Eleanor is currently instructed to represent a police officer in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI).