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Eleanor Colley

Corporate Law Associate
  • "Eleanor Colley is personable and knowledgeable; very approachable and proactive."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "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!"

    Client Feedback
  • "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
  • "Wow thank you so much for all your help! It’s been brilliant."

    Client Feedback
  • "Really can’t thank you enough! The advice really [was] over and above."

    Client Feedback
  • "I am very impressed by Eleanor."

    Client Feedback


Eleanor is an Advocate and was promoted to Associate in February 2020. Prior to joining Viberts’ corporate team, Eleanor worked in both a large multi-jurisdictional law firm and a small boutique firm specialising in corporate and commercial law. Eleanor has experience dealing with a wide range of corporate and commercial as well as private client matters.

Eleanor is 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 Master’s 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 ‘Key Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 UK 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.


Watch Eleanor’s videos

Gary Burgess interview – Gary Burgess interviews Viberts’ Rose Colley and Eleanor Colley, Jersey’s only mother and daughter advocates.

  • Advising the trustees of a Jersey unit trust on a £144,000,000 facility for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK based real estate;
  • Advising a UK property group on the refinancing of a £72,000,000 facility with Jersey limited partnerships and company obligors;
  • Acting for a European fund manager in relation to multiple UK real estate financings;
  • Acting for a Bank in relation to a multimillion pound financing of a local business;
  • Acting for an AIM listed company in relation to various placings and restructurings;
  • Advising a Greek technology public company in relation to, the refinancing and the taking of Jersey security connected to a USD200,000,000 loan note offering;
  • Advising on the migration and restructuring of Jersey companies;
  • Advising a number of Jersey trust companies on a range of trust documents;
  • Assisting with the court process for the reduction of share capital;
  • Assisting with banking business transfers under Article 48D of the Banking Business (Jersey) Law 1991;
  • Listings on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange of Special Purpose Vehicles.
  • Acting as lead counsel in the acquisition of one of the largest locally-owned professional services and technology groups in the Channel Islands;
  • Acting for local businesses in relation to GDPR matters;
  • Working with a range of local digital businesses and entrepreneurs on their corporate needs including drafting bespoke shareholders’ agreements and share purchase agreements;
  • Working on multimillion pound investments in local finance companies;
  • Advising high net worth Individuals on their legal needs for the local and global investments;
  • Drafting wills and assisting with probate applications;
  • Acting for local charities in relation to restructuring and the Charities (Jersey) Law 2014.

Key Information

Department: Corporate
Admitted: Jersey Advocate - 2021, Associate - 2020, Jersey Ecrivain (Jersey Solicitor) - 2017
Credentials: 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2022; 'Key lawyer' - Legal 500 2022; ‘Top 35 under 35’ Channel Islands - eprivateclient 2020
Additional Languages: Intermediate Czech, lower intermediate French, basic Spanish and Russian
Year Joined: 2018
Education: 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
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