Eleanor Lake

Call - 2016
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Regulatory

In her former career as a Trading Standards Officer, Eleanor spent over a decade advising and enforcing in complex regulatory matters. She has a detailed knowledge of investigatory procedures such as RIPA and PACE, and during her second six months of pupillage provided training to enforcement officers on the CPIA disclosure requirements.

Eleanor has an in-depth knowledge of all areas of consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and has practical experience of combining technical breaches with the more serious offence of Fraudulent Trading. As a qualified Inspector, Eleanor obtained a detailed knowledge of the technical requirements of European Food Standards, Product Safety, Legal Metrology and Intellectual Property and can translate her previous experience into practical advice when prosecuting or defending in these areas.

During her second six, Eleanor has represented Local Authorities in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings in Crown Court, prosecuted Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Education Act matters in the Magistrates’ Court, and advised the police in cash forfeiture and closure order matters.  She looks forward to further developing her regulatory practice.

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, Birmingham, Outstanding, July 2016

Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards, (Fair Trading Civil, Intellectual Property, Consumer Credit, Fair Trading Criminal, Food Standards, Product Safety, Legal Metrology) Chartered Trading Standards Institute, 2010-2012.

LLB Law with European Legal Studies, University of Reading, 2:1, 2005.

Awards/Scholarships

University of Law, Overall Best BPTC Student, 2016

University of Law, Highest Mark BPTC in Civil Litigation, 2016

University of Law, Highest Mark BPTC in Advocacy, 2016

Middle Temple, Certificate of Honour and Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, awarded in recognition of being the top Middle Templar to complete the BPTC at the University of Law, Birmingham in 2016.

Middle Temple, Blackstone Scholar, 2014

Memberships

Middle Temple

Chartered Trading Standards Institute

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