Ellie Parkhouse

Elenor Parkhouse

Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations Counsel, London

"I am an adaptive commercial litigator with particular experience in contentious insolvency cases, financial litigation and investigations.  I bring clarity to complex legal issues and provide clients with strategic and commercial advice to their most challenging and business critical disputes."


Education and qualifications


Elenor is a commercial litigator based in London who has acted on a number of the most complex and high-profile restructuring and insolvency cases in recent years advising insolvency practitioners.  Her practice also covers complex litigation matters for financial services clients and reputationally sensitive investigations (internal, SFO and Ofgem) for market leading corporates across the consumer, energy and defence sectors.

Elenor frequently works in close collaboration with lawyers from the firm’s other market-leading practice areas, including Restructuring and Insolvency, Energy & Infrastructure, TMT, Employment & Incentives, Financial Regulation Group and Corporate.

Work highlights

Elenor’s recent matters include:

  • Acting for Bulb’s energy administrators in the first ever use of the special administration regime for energy supply companies.
  • Acting for Lehman Brothers’ administrators in the UK.
  • Acting for Beaufort Securities’ administrators in the investment bank special administration.
  • Acting for BAE Systems in connection with the UK Serious Fraud Office settlements and related investigations.
  • Acting for a London foreign exchange broker on its defence to a High Court claim arising out of an alleged ponzi-like fraud investigated by the US SEC.
  • Acting for a financial institution on its defence to an English High Court claim regarding a complex, derivatives dispute.

Education and qualifications

Elenor studied Jurisprudence (Law) at Oriel College, University of Oxford.