Barrister

Pupil Barrister Eleanor Irons

Year of call 2018

Family

Eleanor is in her first six of a specialist family law pupillage, under the supervision of Guy Swiffen.

Eleanor is approachable and has an easy rapport with her colleagues at Zenith. Eleanor worked in the Family Law department in the Student Law Office a pro bono charity and was on the committee for a local children’s mental health charity. Elanor was also on the Junior Lawyers Division Committee as Bar Representative for 2 years, all of  which has provided a solid foundation for her career at the family bar. 

Before studying law, Eleanor read Philosophy at Liverpool University and then undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law, following this she achieved an Outstanding on the BPTC. Eleanor was awarded a Dean’s Award Scholarship from Northumbria University. Prior to commencing pupillage, Eleanor worked as a Legal Assistant in the Childcare department of a Local Authority and was a County Court Advocate across the North East. 

In her spare time Eleanor loves to run and keep fit; having completed the Great North Run several times and her first marathon in 2017.