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Practice Summary

Eleanor has been involved in a number of high profile trials including: Tangent Investments Ltd v. MF Global UK Ltd & Anr [2009] 2 All ER (Comm) 589, which saw the first claim of its kind in which damages for lost profits were awarded to a trader; Berezovsky v. Abramovich [2012] EWHC 2463 (Comm), and most recently Glenn v Watson, a three month trial in the Chancery Division arising out of a proposed £129 million investment in UK property.

Eleanor’s practice comprises all aspects of commercial litigation. For example, she recently acted for the third party respondent to an interim third party debt order in proceedings for the discharge of that order on grounds that (amongst other things) the debt was situated in India: Hardy Exploration & Production (India) Inc v Government of India v India Infrastructure Finance Company (UK) Limited [2018] EWHC 1916 (Comm); [2018] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 331

Eleanor has acted as sole advocate before numerous arbitral tribunals constituted (variously) under ICC, LCIA and ad hoc UNCITRAL rules and (with leader) of SIAC. Eleanor has also acted as sole counsel in numerous proceedings in the High Court. She speaks and reads French, and has appeared before an international tribunal where this skill-set has been utilised. Eleanor is ranked as a Leading Junior in International Arbitration in the Legal 500, 2018.

Directory comments include:

Impressive knowledge of the law with strong advocacy and cross-examination skills"  (Legal 500, International Arbitration, 2018)

"A persuasive advocate, who is on top of the law and good strategically" (Legal 500, International Arbitration, 2017)

"An excellent advocate and strong at building rapport with the tribunal." (Legal 500, International Arbitration, 2016)

Eleanor is a member of the Attorney-General's 'B' Panel of Counsel.