Eleanor joined Matrix in 2016. Her practice focuses on public law, human rights and equality law.
She regularly provides advice and representation across areas including immigration (asylum and protection appeals, unlawful detention claims, claims on behalf of victims of trafficking, and wider policy challenges); education (including both applications for judicial review and appeals relating to all aspects of Education Health and Care Plans); equality and discrimination; community care; and prison law (including challenges to categorisation/classification decisions and matters involving prisoners’ rights).
Eleanor has been instructed in matters at all levels up to the Supreme Court, and appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, the High Court (led and unled), the Upper Tribunal, and the First-tier Tribunal, as well as before the Parole Board and administrative bodies such as Independent Review Panels.
Eleanor also has specialist knowledge and experience of international human rights and humanitarian law. She advises non-government organisations on legal aspects of their advocacy and policy work, and has been involved in applications and interventions before both the European Court of Human Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
Eleanor’s recent cases include:
Eleanor is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia (since 2011), where she has worked both as a solicitor in Ashurst Australia’s litigation team and as a judicial assistant at the Federal Court of Australia. A fluent French speaker, Eleanor has also spent a year with the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva – where she worked on cutting-edge issues in the interpretation and application of international humanitarian law – and has interned at the Legal Division of the World Food Programme in Rome and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Dist.) and a Master of Philosophy in Law (Dist.) from the University of Oxford. She was awarded the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law to undertake the BCL and the Law Foundation of South Australia Fellowship to undertake her MPhil.
Eleanor is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to her clients, including advice and representation services, Eleanor needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes her clients’ personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matters in respect of which she is instructed. To read Eleanor’s privacy notice in full, please see here.
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