Eloise was Called to the Bar in 2019 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, after receiving the Blackstone Scholarship as a Major Award. Eloise studied law at the University of Newcastle before completing the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Holborn, where she graduated with a Distinction in her Legal Practice LLM.
Prior to the Bar, Eloise worked as a compliance assistant for a large real estate investment fund in London, which dealt with all property classes across Europe. She also undertook a three-month internship in the HR and legal department at an NHS Trust, to understand the complexities surrounding medical negligence and the everyday legal framework necessary for successfully running a hospital.
Eloise has experience in all areas of family law including private, public and matrimonial finance. She is regularly instructed on Children Act matters including FHDRAs, DRAs, fact finding hearings and final hearings. Eloise undertakes work on behalf of all parties including parents, child or Local Authority. She also has experience in dealing with non-molestation and occupation orders, as well as other ancillary applications.
Eloise has been regularly instructed across a broad range of civil matters. These include fast track and small claim trials, interim applications, disposal hearings (including MOJ Stage 3 hearings) and possession hearings representing individuals and companies. She also accepts instructions to advise at the initial stages of proceedings, and to draft pleadings and other relevant documents. Eloise has recently advised and drafted pleadings in claims for unpaid private school fees arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Eloise is always able to accommodate instructions in a time-sensitive manner where appropriate.
Eloise has experience appearing at inquests and can accept instructions from regulatory bodies, interested persons or families. In October 2021, Eloise represented Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service following the tragic death of a man at St Andrew’s car park in Norwich. The eight-day Jury hearing was covered in the media:
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Eloise has prosecuted and defended in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, and Youth Court. She has been instructed from first appearances and interim matters through to trial and, if required, sentencing and appeal. She has experience dealing with a broad range of offences such as violent offences (including in a domestic context), drug offences, Public Order offences and Malicious communications. She also takes instructions for all driving matters, including speeding, driving without due care and attention, drink & drug driving and advances exceptional hardship arguments for those facing disqualification.
Eloise has a particular interest in domestic abuse legislation and her Master’s dissertation was titled ‘Despite an increased awareness of coercive control, the law is still failing to adequately protect victims of domestic abuse’.
Eloise worked with the charity Debatemate throughout her BPTC, teaching weekly debating classes to underprivileged children across London. Eloise has a keen interest in pro-bono work and has developed her experience by volunteering for Support through Court (PSU) throughout her university studies and currently, at the Ipswich Family Law Clinic (ISCRE) assisting individuals with advice on private or public family law matters.
LLB – 2:1 – Newcastle University, July 2018
LLM – Distinction – BPP University, October 2019
Blackstone Scholarship – Major Award – Middle Temple