Pupil Barrister

Eleanor De

Pupil Barrister

Eleanor joined Chambers as a First-Six Pupil in April 2021. Her Pupil Supervisor is Arlette Piercy.

Before coming to the Bar, Eleanor worked across strategic litigation, policy and research with organisations such as the Texas Defender Service, Reprieve and Revolving Doors Agency. This included assisting with death penalty pre-trial preparation and appeals in the USA, researching the impact of the UK Government’s policy on ‘Overseas Security and Justice Assistance’ (OSJA) and campaigning for policy changes to help end the ‘revolving door’ of crisis and crime.

Whilst completing the BPTC, Eleanor gained further experience of criminal appeals as a volunteer caseworker with the Centre for Criminal Appeals (now APPEAL) and also volunteered with the Free Representation Unit, successfully representing clients at the First-tier Social Security Tribunal.

In the year before commencing pupillage, Eleanor was Paralegal at another set of Chambers. She assisted barristers across all practice areas in the preparation of their cases, including legal research and drafting, and hosted over 40 podcast episodes which involved interviewing members on a range of legal topics.

Eleanor has a keen interest in public legal education and acts as a researcher for The Law in 60 Seconds.

Year of Call: 2019

Qualifications and Awards

  • Bar Professional Training Course - City, University of London (2019)
  • Best in Category Award - Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition (2019)
  • Inner Temple Major Scholarship (2018)
  • MSc Criminal Justice Policy – London School of Economics (2017)
  • BA (Hons) Law - Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2016)

Publications

  • Janus-faced justice? The role of legal technology in the provision of access to justice, Legal Information Management Journal (2019) 19(1), 63-65
  • No Justice in the Capital?, Revolving Doors Agency (2019)
  • A literature review on severe and multiple disadvantage, Revolving Doors Agency (2018)
  • Tackling violence against women and girls: the PCCs playing a crucial role, Policing Insight (2018)

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers