By: 14 February 2024
Yorkshire Chair of R3 appointed as King’s Counsel

Eleanor Temple is preparing to be appointed as King’s Counsel by His Majesty the King. The distinguished barrister, who chairs the UK’s insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Yorkshire, is set to take her oath at a ceremony on 18 March at the Palace of Westminster. 

With a stellar career spanning decades, Temple has established herself as one of the foremost insolvency barristers in the United Kingdom. Her expertise encompasses a wide array of legal domains, including commercial litigation, insolvency, company law, banking and finance, civil fraud, and more. 

As the regional chair of R3 in Yorkshire since 2017, Eleanor has played a pivotal role in shaping the insolvency landscape in the region. Her practice primarily centres on commercial litigation for both domestic and international clients, covering areas such as insolvency, guarantees, contract disputes, company law, guarantees, civil fraud, directors’ disqualification, and more. 

Her leadership and strategic vision have garnered widespread acclaim, earning her the respect and admiration of peers and clients alike. Moreover, Eleanor’s commitment to pro bono work and diversity initiatives underscores her dedication to fostering an inclusive legal community. 

Eleanor’s journey from her roots at Guiseley School in Leeds to the pinnacle of legal excellence serves as an inspiration to aspiring lawyers across the region. Eleanor is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and the judiciary and serves as an Insolvency Service Equality and Diversity Champion. In accepting this prestigious honour, Eleanor reaffirms her commitment to upholding the principles of justice, integrity, and equality.  

Andrew Singer KC, head of King’s Chambers, lauded Eleanor’s impending appointment, stating, “Eleanor thoroughly deserves her appointment as KC, which rightly marks her expertise and excellence.” 

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Josie Miller
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