Eleanor Laws KC

Call 1996


"She prosecutes and defends in high-level sexual offence cases."

Legal 500, 2016
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Eleanor is regularly instructed in all manner of criminal cases, in particular serious violence (including murder), serious sexual offences and drugs 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, involving 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 to act as Specialist Advisory Counsel to Jersey Advocates in cases involving serious sexual allegations.