Based in our South London offices at Elephant & Castle, Eleanor is a specialist in housing and property disputes. She advises tenants and leaseholders on forcing landlords to comply with their legal obligations, including making repairs. She also helps clients who are facing possession orders, homelessness or have bought a defective new build property.
Eleanor also specialises in public law, particularly judicial reviews of local authority decision under their housing duties and in a wide range of other areas. She also has expertise in contentious and non-contentious work for social landlords and co-operatives (where a group of tenants form a co-operative and effectively become the landlord).
A testament to Eleanor’s talent is her mention in the Legal 500 2019, as “a very talented up-and-coming public lawyer”.
Eleanor got into law to help people. Housing law is complex and technical; therefore, it provides the intellectual challenge she enjoys. She puts the needs of her clients first and is meticulous in achieving high standards with regards to legally technical matters. Whether she is dealing with a homeless family or a large co-operative, Eleanor is committed to helping her clients obtain a safe, peaceful home.
Eleanor has volunteered as a debt advisor at South West London Law Centres and at the evening advice service at Centre 70, advising on a wide range of legal issues.
- Memberships: HLPA: on the executive committee of HLPA
- Memberships Legal aid working group: Representing the interests of the HLPA members
- Articles in the Journal of Housing Law and the Clapham Omnibus
- Eleanor has contributed to the book, Repairs: Tenants’ Rights