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.
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
2007 - 2008
LPC, BPP Law School, London
2004 - 2007
Bachelor of Laws (First-class honours and Chancery Prize), Newcastle University