Eloise Illingworth

Senior Associate | London

Eloise is a senior associate in the real estate team.

Eloise specialises in real estate disputes. She has experience of all aspects of contentious property law within residential, commercial and agricultural contexts.

Eloise acts for high net wealth individuals, charities, developers, landowners, landlords and tenants.

She will readily tackle the complexities of technical property law and sometimes unusual factual scenarios, whilst providing clients with commercial and strategic advice. Eloise has helped clients resolve disputes at an early stage or at mediation, but is also adept at navigating proceedings at court and tribunal when litigation is necessary.

Track record



Experience of co-ownership disputes, typically involving proceedings for an order for sale and declaration as to the split of proceeds. Recent cases have settled at mediation.

Advising and assisting in court proceedings relating to tenants’ rights of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Issuing possession proceedings in respect of a Rent Act tenancy which raised succession issues and helping my client reach a satisfactory settlement.

England & Wales, 2012

Property Litigation Association

Women in Property

Me in a minute

I enjoy recognising properties that have been involved in matters I have worked on.

I trained as a barrister completing a pupillage at Falcon Chambers in 2013 before then joining Withers. I find it hugely engaging marrying the rigour of technical property law together with the practical and commercial needs of my clients. At Withers, I encounter a dazzling range of legal issues and factual scenarios which is truly stimulating.

Whilst out and about I enjoy recognising properties that have been involved in matters I have worked on. They always look completely innocent of their history, even when I know they have been subject to the fiercest of disputes.



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