D’Arcy, Eleanor

Eleanor d’Arcy has developed a strong commercial and chancery practice focusing principally on the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring, property (both real and commercial) and dispute resolution.

D’Arcy was recommended as Up and Coming on the North Eastern Circuit for Restructuring/Insolvency in Chambers & Partners UK for both 2013 and 2014.

In 2013, she was described as ‘admired by solicitors for her “hands on approach”’ (Chambers & Partners UK 2013).

In 2014, she was described as having developed a strong reputation for insolvency work. In terms of her expertise, she was described as ’knowledgeable, and impresses the client’ and ’incredibly switched-on and really good on her feet — a really good litigator’ (Chambers & Partners UK 2014).

In October 2012, she appeared in the Court of Appeal in the case of Grange v Quinn (citation [2013] EWCA Civ 24) in which she represented the appellant. Judgment was handed down in January 2013 following a majority decision in favour of the appellant.

Areas of practice

D’Arcy’s practice incorporates all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and restructuring (for office holders and individuals/companies), including administrations, voluntary arrangements, liquidations, bankruptcy, wrongful and fraudulent trading, misfeasance, preferences, transactions at an undervalue and directors’ disqualification.

She has experience of company law and company related disputes including shareholder disputes; share and asset purchase agreements; directors’ and employees’ duties (including confidential information and data protection) and winding-up.

D’Arcy has a significant property practice which includes all contentious aspects of real property including: all aspects of registered and unregistered land, including trusts of land including co-ownership, restrictive covenants, boundaries, easements and adverse possession; proprietary estoppel; property joint ventures; contracts for the sale of land and conveyancing disputes; residential, commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant including forfeiture, lease renewal under the 1954 Act and dilapidations claims.

Partnership and LLPs
She also undertakes partnership and LLP work especially concerning professional practices such as solicitors, accountants and chartered surveyors.

Professional negligence
D’Arcy also accepts instructions in professional negligence work particularly in relation to: solicitors, surveyors, valuers, accountants and architects.

Dispute resolution
D’Arcy undertakes advisory and advocacy work in connection with a wide range of commercial and chancery disputes including: agency and distribution disputes; commercial contracts; sale and supply of goods and services; joint ventures; shareholder disputes; share and asset purchase agreements (especially warranty claims and other acquisition disputes); directors’ and employees’ duties (including confidential information and data protection, enforcement of restrictive covenants) and all procedural aspects of the CPR, evidence and costs.

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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.