Growing our Team

We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Stenson, solicitor, will be joining IDR Law in October this year.

Eleanor has worked in contentious probate for almost 10 years and we can’t wait to have her on our team.

Successfully combining family and a career is an opportunity every person should have and at IDR we’re proud to offer FamilyFlex working where team members can choose the hours they work, to fit around family life.

Eleanor says that FamilyFlex is a fantastic bonus to the role, but what made her choose IDR Law was the reputation of the firm, the fact that contentious probate is all they do, and their strong focus on client care.

“In most law firms, contentious probate is a bit of an add-on to the litigation sector, with the workload often being shared among commercial litigators. The approach to resolving business disputes is very different to resolving personal, family disputes and requires different skills to do so. Working at IDR Law is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team specialising solely in this complex area of law.”

Eleanor, who lives between York and Leeds with her husband and young son, qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and worked as a commercial litigator before specialising in contentious probate.

“Working in contentious probate, I feel that I can make a positive difference to people’s lives. For those going through issues after a family member’s death they want someone approachable, as well as knowledgeable, who can support and guide them through the dispute. It’s not always only about money – when it’s your family and you’re in serious litigation with family members, it can be a heart-breaking and over-whelming process. As contentious probate specialists we are trained to the highest level to support and advise individuals in areas of litigation, but we are also compassionate and understanding. We know that every case is different and personal to the individual or individuals concerned.”

At IDR Law we work as a team and are looking forward to Eleanor joining us, bringing even more experience to our firm of specialists.

Eleanor adds: “I’m really looking forward to working in a firm where everyone’s ambition and drive is focussed on the same thing: supporting people who are involved in contentious probate disputes”.


IDR Law is an approachable, boutique, firm and the only one in the country dealing solely with inheritance dispute resolution. Whether you’re a law firm, or an individual who feels they would benefit from our expertise, get in touch here, email us at [email protected] or call on 01423 637050.

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