Eleanor Midwinter

Specialist Counsel

About Eleanor Midwinter

Eleanor Midwinter is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein's London office. She works for companies operating within international trade, physical commodities (primarily oil, biofuels and LNG) shipbuilding, dry shipping and marine insurance.  Eleanor has been working in these sectors for around 10 years, and has significant experience in managing disputes, international enforcement and contract drafting.  Work examples can be found in the 'relevant experience' tab.

Eleanor is listed as a 'Rising Star' for shipping work and 'recommended' for commodities disputes by Legal 500. Client testimonials refer to her as "a professional and knowledgeable lawyer who is responsive and cares about the client’s full understanding of the case"; "exceptional in her ability to work with clients to present the information needed"; and someone who "likes to get into the nitty-gritty of cases, but without ever losing sight of the bigger picture". She is also known for providing a very practical approach to advice and drafting, including in relation to trade sanctions and compliance. 

 

Work experience
  • 2020

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2017 - 2019

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2015 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2010 - 2015

    Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2008 - 2010

    Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Education
  • 2007 - 2008

    LPC, BPP Law School, London

  • 2004 - 2007

    Bachelor of Laws (First-class honours and Chancery Prize), Newcastle University