Eleanor Irons

Eleanor is regularly instructed to act on behalf of local authorities, family members, and children in public law proceedings; from urgent applications through to multi-day finding of fact and final hearings. Eleanor has experience of cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, domestic violence and chronic neglect as well as matters with jurisdictional complexities and placement outside of the jurisdiction.

Eleanor’s private law practice encompasses representing family members and children (through their 16.4 guardian); from urgent applications and FHDRA’s through to multi-day contested hearings.


Notable Cases

Re W (2021)

Represented a parent in care proceedings in a 10-day finding of fact hearing defending allegations of physical abuse/ NAI.

Re M (2021)

Represented a local authority in finding of fact hearing which concerned allegations of physical abuse.

Re D (2021)

Represented a Local Authority throughout the entire proceedings whereby a child was placed with family members outside of the jurisdiction.


The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

North Eastern Circuit

Family Law Bar Association


Bar Professional Training Course,  Northumbria University (Outstanding)

Graduate Diploma in Law, Northumbria Law School

BA (Hons), Philosophy, University of Liverpool.


Deans Award, Northumbria University.