Eliza Eagling

Call: 2015

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Eliza joined 5 Stone Buildings in October 2016 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Her pupil supervisors were Sarah Haren, Ruth Hughes, Mark Baxter and Leon Sartin.

As a pupil, Eliza gained a wide exposure to the areas of Chambers’ expertise, including contentious probate, family provision, trusts, proprietary estoppel, professional negligence and the work of the Court of Protection.

Prior to pupillage, Eliza gained valuable insight into the workings of the county courts from the other side of the bench as an usher in the Oxford Combined Court Centre during her GDL. She experienced both civil trials and family law proceedings.


  • BA, Christ Church, Oxford University (French and Philosophy): First Class
  • GDL, BPP London: Distinction
  • LLM, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University: First Class
  • BPTC, BPP London: Outstanding

Scholarships & Prizes

  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Hardwick Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Advocacy Scholar (BPP)
  • Sir William Wade Prize for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (Cambridge University)
  • Sir Emylyn Wade Prize for LLM result (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University)
  • Senior Scholar (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University)
  • Sir Richard Stapley Scholarship (external scholarship for the LLM)
  • Half Blue for Latin American and Ballroom dancing (Oxford University)


Eliza lived in Paris during the year-abroad component of her degree, teaching dancing to women living in a rehabilitation centre for mental health problems. She is fluent in written and spoken French and is happy to accept instructions which have a French element.


Eliza has co-presented a webinar with Sarah Haren on Ilott v Mitson for STEP. She contributes casenotes to the Elder Law Journal and headnotes to the Wills and Trusts Law Reports. Recent articles she has written include:

  • "Re NRA: deprivation of liberty applications" Private Client Business [2016] 2
  • "Court of Protection: appointment of deputies" Elder Law Journal [2016] 1
  • "Backwards Tracing" Elder Law Journal [2016] 1
  • "FDRs in the Chancery Division" Elder Law Journal [2016] 3
  • "In defence of Menelaou v Bank of Cyprus" Private Client Business [2016] 6 (forthcoming)