Eleanor Lucas prosecutes and defends, regularly appearing in the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts.
Most recently, Eleanor spent three months on secondment to CPS London South where she worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor on the Prosecution Review Unit. Eleanor was responsible for charging decisions as well as pre-trial reviews. Eleanor also prosecuted trials on behalf of the CPS.
Eleanor has experience in a wide range of criminal matters including domestic violence, public order, racially aggravated offences, offensive weapons, sexual offences and dishonesty offences. Eleanor also has extensive experience with motoring offences.
Prior to joining 2 Bedford Row, Eleanor worked as an intern for Death Penalty Attorneys at the Texas Defender Service in both Houston and Austin. She assisted with client visitation and document review on both pre-trial and post-conviction cases.
Eleanor has a varied defence practice and regularly represents clients in the Crown, magistrates’ and youth courts for trial, sentencing and other preliminary hearings. Eleanor also has experience advising on and conducting appeals against conviction and sentence.
Eleanor has completed the Vulnerable Witness Training course at Middle Temple.
R v HM
D pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply, two charges of possession with intent to supply class B and dangerous driving. Eleanor was successful in persuading the judge to avoid a sentence of immediate custody and D received a sentence of two years imprisonment suspended for two years.
R v JS
Trial on a single-count indictment. D was acquitted of dwelling burglary after Eleanor successfully resisted the Crown’s application to adduce evidence of D’s bad character.
R v MD
Trial on eight-count indictment. D acquitted of four counts including the most serious.
R v DM
Appeal against the imposition of an indefinite restraining order; appeal granted and restraining order quashed.
R v SM
D acquitted after trial of domestic ABH and assault.
R v MS
D acquitted after trial of two charges of assault on an emergency worker; trial involved four police witnesses.
R v MR
Crown offered no evidence on charge of assault after their application to admit the complainants evidence as res gestae was successfully resisted.
R v SD
Crown dropped all charges against vulnerable 18-year-old as a result of written representations to review the case.
R v RM
Successful submission of no case to answer in case of youth burglary.
R v BP
D pleaded guilty to charges of 20 GBH and ABH and received a suspended sentence order.
R v LJ
D acquitted of indecent exposure after trial involving vulnerable 15-year-old witness.
Eleanor spent three months on secondment to CPS London South where she worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor on the Prosecution Review Unit. Eleanor was responsible for charging decisions as well as reviewing cases pre-trial. Eleanor also prosecuted trials on behalf of the CPS.
Eleanor regularly prosecutes as an agent for the CPS in the Crown, magistrates’ and youth courts. She has particular experience prosecuting cases of domestic abuse.
Eleanor also accepts regular instructions to prosecute on behalf of the Probation Service in relation to breach proceedings in the Crown Court.
Eleanor has extensive experience prosecuting and defending Road Traffic matters. She is regularly instructed to deal with summary trials, sentencing hearings and appeals as well as special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments.
R v EG
Special reasons argument in relation to charge of driving with no insurance was successful; D received an absolute discharge.
R v GD
Trial on charge of driving without a licence. Defence of mistaken identity. D acquitted after trial involving four police witnesses.
R v LB
Successful exceptional hardship argument in relation to D who had ‘totted.’ D avoided mandatory six month disqualification.
R v JS
Successful appeal against conviction in relation to charge of failing to provide a specimen where the defence was needle phobia.
R v JD
Speeding trial involving defence of mistaken identity. D acquitted despite the Crown’s reliance on section 12 RTOA 1988 as evidence D was the driver.