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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Eleanor Laws, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Eleanor Laws

Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/eleanor-laws-qc/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Eleanor is regularly instructed in all manner of criminal cases, in particular serious violence (including murder), serious sexual offences and drug importations. She has considerable experience in homicide cases.

Her particular area of expertise is in the prosecution and defence of serious sexual violence and child abuse cases. This includes historic allegations, abuse in children’s homes, doctors and hypnotherapists, charged with sexual offences upon patients, teachers on pupils, charity workers, and persons in charge of patients at hospitals.

Eleanor was instructed in relation to four of the defendants charged in connection with the child abuse investigation at the Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey. She continues as a Specialist Advisory Counsel to Jersey Advocates in cases involving serious sexual allegations.

Eleanor has recently published ‘The Sexual Offences Referencer’ (Oxford University Press). This book is a definitive guide to Indictments and Sentencing in sex cases dating back to 1950. It also deals with special measures, CPS charging practice, and Ancillary Orders upon conviction. The book is recommended to practitioners at the Criminal Bar Association training days on sexual offences, and also to Judges on the JSB training sessions.

Career

Called, 1996; Silk, 2011

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