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Eleanor Moodey, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Eleanor is a senior associate in the Oxford family team. She advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce, cohabitation, financial disputes and children matters. Eleanor is often involved in cases with an international element or complex nature, including foreign divorces and international relocation. 

A committed member of Resolution in Oxfordshire, she is dedicated to working constructively to settle her clients’ cases whenever possible, and rigorous in their defence if court proceedings are necessary. Eleanor has a sympathetic nature when working with clients and understands that the needs of each client are different. 

Eleanor tailors her advice to her clients and works with them to understand their individual needs, helping them to feel supported through what can be a distressing time in their lives. When appropriate to do so, Eleanor works with other professional experts, including accountants, financial advisers and psychotherapists to help her clients achieve the best possible outcome in their individual circumstances. 

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the mother in defence of an application for summary return abroad in the High Court and securing an order that the mother and child can remain living in England.
  • Acting for the father in an international relocation case where the mother had applied to move with the children to Scotland. The relationship between the father and one child was limited and there were arguments concerning parental alienation issues.
  • Advising the husband in an international dynastic case on maintenance and an initial settlement with his wife, as well as subsequently on the capitalisation of maintenance to his wife from family trusts.

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