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Elinor Feeny

Partner – Family & Divorce



Elinor is a Partner in the family department and deals with a broad spectrum of issues arising from family breakdown, in addition to divorce. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in both financial and domestic abuse cases. With regard to the latter, Elinor is noted for her particular sensitivity and experience in dealing with such difficult cases.

Elinor has extensive experience of a broad range of family law issues including divorce, matrimonial finances, cohabitation disputes, pre and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence applications, including non-molestation and occupation orders, as well as private law children matters including successful applications for Leave to Remove children from this jurisdiction. Her finance experience includes high net worth cases, international assets and complex business interests.

Elinor frequently deals with emergency applications, whether they are without notice applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation orders, Prohibited Steps or Specific Issue orders in respect of children, or financial applications such as emergency freezing injunctions.

Being a Resolution Accredited Specialist, Elinor is also experienced in resolving matters outside of litigation and is committed to resolving disputes in a practical, constructive way in order to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She is conscious of the personal nature of family disputes and deals with the issues raised in a sensitive, considerate manner.

Elinor has a personal interest in matrimonial and non-matrimonial financial matters, with recent notable cases including:

  • Obtaining a freezing injunction with costs awarded;
  • Successfully setting-aside a financial consent order where there were allegations of fraud;
  • Settling a high net worth finance case involving an unusual conduct point that the Judge commented could have gone to the Supreme Court
  • Successfully defending an appeal of a matrimonial finances final order and receiving a costs award.

Elinor studied Psychology at the University of Birmingham before completing the GDL and LPC at the College of Law. She joined Hanne & Co in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the Family department in 2009.

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What our clients say about Elinor Feeny
Client Testimonial

Elinor Feeny provided me with outstanding service during my very painful divorce … I have already referred a friend to her and will continue referring anyone who needs her services.

Client Testimonial

Hanne & Co is the best solicitors I could recommend to anyone, and I have been recommending to my friends since they helped with my divorce. My solicitor Elinor Feeny made me feel well supported through this difficult period of my life.  I felt like she was passionate and dedicated towards helping me with my situation.  She was professional but at the same time warm and caring, and never made me feel uncomfortable.  The atmosphere in the office was welcoming and supportive, and the staff that I spoke to were all friendly.  This was a hugely disruptive period of my life and I am very grateful for the emotional and professional support that Hanne & Co gave me.

Client Testimonial

Elinor is extremely efficient and she went above and beyond in assisting me with my case. I found the process a difficult and stressful period but I felt in very safe hands. I would not hesitate to use Elinor again should the need arise.

Client Testimonial

Elinor Feeny provided me with outstanding service during my very painful divorce. She treated me very respectfully after I suffered a mental health relapse and treated my case with the uniqueness it deserved. I have already referred a friend to her and will continue referring anyone who needs her services.

Legal 500 2020 Edition

Elinor Feeny dealt tactically with a case involving a very difficult opponent and made life easy for instructed counsel.