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Eleanor Stephens is a senior insolvency solicitor with over 20 years' specialist knowledge in all aspects of insolvency, both corporate and personal, covering contentious and non-contentious matters.
Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 1998, and before joining Harper James in 2020 she was head of Restructuring & Insolvency at Lexis Nexis, leading the creation of one of the leading on-line legal guidance facilities for insolvency professionals available in the market. Prior to that she was a partner and head of Business Recovery & Insolvency at a Top 100 regional firm. During this time she undertook a 9-month secondment with the Pensions Regulator, providing insolvency advice on pensions matters.
Eleanor remains as a legal expert on the Lexis Ask Panel for Lexis Nexis, providing specialist guidance for insolvency solicitors and practitioners.
Eleanor has many years of experience acting for directors and business owners, administrators, official receivers, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy, bankrupts, debtors and creditors and others, covering a wide range of insolvency matters. She has a particular specialism in advising directors, and in director disqualification proceedings, having worked for many years on the other side, bringing disqualification prosecutions for the government.
Eleanor’s experience allows her to provide comprehensive and practical advice to clients facing any form of financial challenge, either personally or within their business. Her approach is to work with clients to ensure they can move forward to reach the best solution for them as painlessly and cost effectively as possible.
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When not working, Eleanor indulges her passion for travelling together with her husband and reluctant traveller cocker spaniel Sidney. She also hugely enjoys socialising, the theatre, cinema, reading and walking.
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