Eleanor has been specialising in family law since 2004. She has a wide ranging practice and is instructed in both private and public law matters in all tiers of the family court.
Eleanor provides seminars in chambers and online. She also provides training to Local Authorities the Law Society and CAFCASS.
She is recognised as a leading junior by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
“Her particular qualities include her enormous attention to detail and very high level of preparation. She gets complex points across both the clients and the courts in a very concise way, and her legal knowledge is excellent.” “Clients love her because she’s very firm and gives very good advice, but is also caring and empathetic.” Chambers & Partners 2020
‘Combines a forceful presence in court with a sympathetic manner with clients.’ Legal 500 2019
“Clients love her empathetic manner and her tenacious advocacy.” “She goes the extra mile and more. She is utterly fantastic with clients and doesn’t leave a stone unturned.” Chambers & Partners 2019
‘Perspicacious and tenacious.’ Legal 500 2018
“She really fights her client’s case and prepares thoroughly.” “Clients love her empathetic manner and tenacious advocacy.” Chambers & Partners 2018
“She is a very tenacious and fearsome opponent.” Chambers & Partners 2017
“She has excellent advocacy skills; she really fights the client’s case.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“Eleanor prepares really well and is so eloquent; she’s fluid and puts the arguments in a very compelling way.” Chambers & Partners 2015Children (Public Law)
In public law matters Eleanor represents all parties, including local authorities, parents, extended family members, children’s guardians and intervenors and has considerable experience of cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury and sexual abuse as well as in cases in which medical opinion conflicts.
In private law matters Eleanor represents all parties and her experience includes all aspects of disputes including those with an intractable or international dimension. Eleanor also has particular experience in representing parties in complex fact finding cases and internal and international relocation.
Eleanor represents parties to injunction applications.
“In 9 years of fighting for access to my child, the most fortuitous step I took was in appointing Ms Battie as my barrister. She is not only an expert in law, more importantly if she can see that a child’s contact needs are not being met, she will fight for that child, and there would be no better person to have representing you in court.
If you have become jaded with the battle for access, disillusioned with the court process or have come to the realisation that you need an expert on your side, I urge you to appoint Ms Battie. She is a one-woman legal “A Team”, and having her representation was the best decision I could have taken.” (Client, 2020)
Resolve your disputes remotely and without relying on the Family Court during COVID-19 - Mar 2020
Celebrate National Pro Bono week with 1COR’s arbitration team - Nov 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
An endorsement for arbitration from Mr Justice Moor in CM v CM - Mar 2019
Creating a Culture of Respect in proceedings concerning children - Jul 2018
1COR members demonstrate how Arbitration with Children can work at the Mock Arbitration - Jun 2018
1COR Brighton raising awareness of Mental Health for Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2018
1COR host Public Law Seminar with East Sussex Resolution - Mar 2018
1COR members show of their skills in the Great Legal Bake - Feb 2018
Seven Members of Chambers address Kent Law Society Family Law Conference - Jun 2017
Members taking part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2017
Eleanor Battie returns after spending time with refugees in Greek camps - Mar 2017
Members take part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2015
Eleanor Battie writes on the need for expert evidence in care proceedings for Family Law Week. - Apr 2014