Trainee Solicitor


Eleanor Dowden is a Trainee Solicitor in the Private Client department.

Eleanor graduated from St Mary’s University in 2015 with a Law degree and later obtained her Law Masters while successfully completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2016.

Eleanor joined Garside & Hoy in November 2016 as a Paralegal in the Family department and in January 2018 moved to the Private Client department.

How I work

“I enjoy getting to know my clients and knowing that I make a difference – no problem is too big I will always find the answer”.


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Recent experience

Eleanor has a great deal of experience working with vulnerable clients in our community either under a Lasting Power of Attorney or Court of Protection.

Over the last 12 months Eleanor has assisted with complex contested probate claims which have  successfully concluded through mediation.

Eleanor is experienced in dealing with probate applications for both taxable and non taxable estates.

“I would like to thank you, Kate and all colleagues at EM Collins for giving my family and I excellent service, support, and understanding with your expert experienced knowledge through a difficult time. I would highly recommend you”

“It’s been tough, it’s been difficult it’s not easy but they are there every step of the way to explain, support, be a buffer, building your strength to get through it without you even realising”

“I remember picking Kate and Aisling because their voice was not only representative of mine but put my children at the heart of everything. Kate has given me a strength and resilience that goes way beyond the term ‘service’.”

“Kate goes well over and well above the call of duty to get to know my family as individuals and my case. Kate is always contactable and always at the other end of a phone line.’’

“I found the service to be very good, taking me through all the various considerations I had not given thought to. I have continued to use their services for updating of my Will.”