Eleanor Dewhurst

Eleanor Dewhurst

‘She is very hardworking and diligent, and she always makes sure the client is fully aware of what is happening.’

Legal 500, 2020

“Recommended for sensitive care proceedings.”

Legal 500, 2016

"Known for public law proceedings."

Legal 500, 2017

"Very hardworking and diligent."

Legal 500, 2015

"Conducts her cases with the upmost attention to detail."

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Eleanor is a specialist family and civil practitioner with extensive experience across the core areas of family law and a particular interest in domestic finance and property issues, including applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Schedule 1 of the Children Act, the Inheritance Act 1975 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

She is regularly instructed to act in High Court matters and has appeared in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal where she has been praised for her “persuasive advocacy” and the “conspicuously high standard” of her paperwork.

Eleanor has been recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 for the last 4 years. Clients appreciate her impeccable preparation, warm manner and pragmatic approach.

Trusts, Probate Estates & Private Client

Eleanor accepts instructions in the following areas:

  • Contentious and non-contentious probate
  • Contentious and non-contentious trusts
  • Court o­f Protection
  • Inheritance Act 1975


Eleanor accepts instructions in the following areas:

  • Children (Public Law)
  • Children (Private Law)
  • Domestic Violence and Injunctions
  • Family Finance