Senior Associate | Advocate
Eleanor joined Viberts in January 2018. Prior to joining Viberts, Eleanor worked in both a large multi-jurisdictional law firm and a small boutique firm specialising in corporate and commercial law. Eleanor is an Advocate and was promoted to Senior Associate in February 2022.
Eleanor has expertise in dealing with corporate and trust law matters with the Legal 500 noting that Eleanor is building a “notable trusts practice”. Eleanor has recently changed her focus and joined Viberts’ Dispute Resolution team. Her work ranges from corporate disputes, trust matters, insolvency, personal injury and clinical negligence through to more general civil litigation.
Eleanor has previously worked as the contract law tutor for the University of London LLB Degree at the Institute of Law Jersey.
Eleanor completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York City before completing Masters degrees at the University of Oxford and the College of Europe where she specialised in Russian and East European Studies. Eleanor worked at the European Commission in Brussels before returning to Jersey.
Eleanor is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ and a ‘Recommended and Key Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 UK 2023 and 2022 edition.
Eleanor has been named as one of eprivateclient's Top 35 under 35 in the Channel Islands for 2021 and 2020.
Eleanor is a fledgling birdwatcher who enjoys travelling to exotic locations whilst dressed in her latest vintage purchase and eating the delicious Spanish food cooked by her husband.
What a joy to work with. Brings humour and candour to the most-complex of problems, and never loses sight of the end-goal. A brilliant strategist, and supports Paul with excellent day-to-day management of discussions, drafting, etc.
Legal 500 2023
Eleanor is very easy to deal with and gets on with things without needing to be chased or nudged. She is quick to turn things around and explain any issues in an easily understood manner, with a good commercial viewpoint.
Legal 500 2022
It was all very clear and you made my life very easy!
Eleanor Colley is personable and knowledgeable; very approachable and proactive.
Legal 500 2022
Wow thank you so much for all your help! It’s been brilliant.
Really can’t thank you enough! The advice really [was] over and above.
I am very impressed by Eleanor.
Paul Wilson, assisted by Eleanor Colley, acted for me in a recent business sale. They were able to guide me through some of the more challenging issues. Their experience and professionalism enabled a swift resolution to bring matters to completion.
Legal 500 2022
- Jersey Advocate - 2021
- Associate - 2020
- Jersey Ecrivain (Jersey Solicitor) - 2017
- Intermediate Czech
- Lower intermediate French
- Basic Spanish
- Basic Russian
- Institute of Law, Jersey (Jersey Law Course) - 2017
- University of Law, London (Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation) - 2015
- College of Europe, Warsaw (MA, European Interdisciplinary Studies) - 2012
- University of Oxford (MPhil, Russian and East European Studies) - 2011
- Columbia University, New York (BA, History and Slavic Studies, Magna Cum Laude) - 2009
- 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2023 and 2022
- 'Key lawyer' - Legal 500 2023 and 2022
- ‘Top 35 under 35’ Channel Islands - eprivateclient 2021 and 2020
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