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Eleanor Myers

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Eleanor Myers - Deans Court Chambers

Specialisms

Education

  • University of Bristol– BA in Music (Hons)
  • University of Law- Graduate Diploma in Law
  • University of Law- Bar Professional Training Course/ LLM - Very Competent/ Distinction

Appointments

  • CPS Panel 1

Professional Associations

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Women in Criminal Law (North West)

Profile

Eleanor became a member of Chambers in September 2021 after the successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Mr. Fraser Livesey.

Eleanor enjoys a busy practice, appearing in the magistrates’ court and the Crown Court where she both defends and prosecutes.

In the magistrates’ court she regularly conducts trials involving, amongst other things, allegations of violence and theft.

Of note, Eleanor recently defended in a multi-handed trial in the magistrates’ court where three defendants faced charges of section 47 assault. Eleanor made a half-time submission on the basis that the prosecution had insufficient evidence to convict her client. The application was successful and the charge against her client was dropped.

Eleanor defended a trial in which her client was alleged to have committed a stalking offence in a domestic context. She made thorough and law-driven closing submissions, in light of which her client was acquitted. The bench was not satisfied that his behaviour amounted to ‘stalking’ in law.

She is often instructed to defend in driving matters. She is thorough in her advice and repeatedly receives good results in sentence hearings, securing the minimum period of disqualification for her clients.

Eleanor regularly attends the Crown Court for sentence hearings and appeals, bail applications and other interlocutory hearing. She has dealt with a variety of offences including the possession of weapons, drug offences and violent crime.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Eleanor worked as a paralegal at a criminal defence solicitors’ firm in London. She assisted the Crown Court department in preparation of cases for a range of offences including historic sex allegations, serious violent crime, and large-scale drug offences. In this role she was involved in all aspects of case preparation, from taking client instructions to drafting defence case statements and compiling substantial bundles in proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She assisted in a six-week jury trial involving multiple counts of historic sexual assault where she attended Court on a daily basis, benefitting from great involvement in the trial process as well as offering support to the defendant and his family.

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