Eleanor trained with City law firm Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) before moving to Cardiff upon qualification in 2008 where she joined Geldards LLP. Eleanor progressed from Solicitor to Associate with Geldards LLP and moved to Hugh James in February 2015 as a Senior Associate within the Employment & HR Services team.
Throughout her career as an employment law specialist, Eleanor has regularly advised private clients and numerous public sector bodies on a wide range of issues, including conducting large scale redundancies and reorganisations and dealing with the implications of TUPE.
Eleanor also has significant experience in defending multiple equal pay cases in the public sector as well as successfully defending numerous claims for discrimination and unfair dismissal brought by individual employees in the private sector.
Eleanor regularly presents seminars and training sessions to clients and wider business audiences, recently delivering training in collaboration with ACAS and sitting on the panel of experts for business forums.
What do you love most about your job?
The huge variety of issues which you deal with as an employment solicitor on a day to day basis means that there is never a dull moment. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to test out my advocacy skills in the Employment Tribunal and enjoy the balance between tribunal work and the day to day advice clients require on projects and tricky employee issues.
What do you like to do outside work?
I love cooking and entertaining – what better way to spend your free time than in the company of friends and good food! I also love exploring the wonderful walks around my local area on the cusp of the Wye Valley.