Eleni Dinenis


Year of Call: 2015

Practice Overview

Eleni joined chambers in 2016 and is developing a broad commercial and chancery practice across Serle Court’s areas of expertise, with a focus on civil fraud, contentious trusts (including offshore work), insolvency, partnership and company, and property. Eleni appears regularly in the High Court as junior counsel and is instructed in her own right on interlocutory matters. Eleni also undertakes a range of County Court work and has recently been instructed in a number of trials.

Her recent work in the High Court includes acting as a junior for Professor David Carrol, a creditor in the high profile insolvency of Cambridge Analytica; acting for the respondents in a number of claims for injunctive relief; an international insolvency dispute involving entities in Cayman and Bahrain, a cross-border commercial misrepresentation/breach of contract dispute with concurrent proceedings in England and the USA, and assisting with a successful appeal in the Court of Appeal regarding professional negligence claims in relation to a defective employee benefit trust tax scheme.

Eleni recently spent two months on secondment at CM Murray LLP, a boutique Partnership and Employment firm, where she assisted with a range of litigation and advisory work including resisting an application for an injunction to enforce restrictive covenants and advising on Partner team moves.

Eleni spent the first year of her practice working at the Supreme Court as the judicial assistant to Lord Reed and Lord Hughes. She assisted with a number of high-profile cases in the Supreme Court and Privy Council, including Investment Trust Companies v HMRC (which clarified the law of unjust enrichment), and the ‘Brexit case’ R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Eleni completed pupillage in October 2016, and was supervised by Ruth den Besten, Giles Richardson, Matthew Morrison and Richard Wilson QC. Prior to coming to the Bar, Eleni worked as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions in the financial institutions sector. Her technical financial and accounting background means she is comfortable with cases involving quantitative elements.

News & Events

  • News

    Eleni Dinenis “Caring and Sharing”

    In an article for STEP Journal, titled "Caring and Sharing", Eleni Dinenis comments on the meaning of 'maintained'... Read More

    News

    Insolvency Update - Cambridge Analytica

    Cambridge Analytica was placed into liquidation yesterday. Serle Court's Eleni Dinenis acted as junior counsel representing... Read More

  • Events

    KNect 365 Trusts in Litigation Conference 2020

    Location: Hilton Helsinki Strand Read More

    Events

    Channel Islands Commercial and Offshore Trusts Conference 2019

    Location: Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa, Esplande, St Helier, JE2 3QA Read More

Education & Qualifications

BPTC, City University
GDL, City University
BA (Hons), Oxford University

Languages

German, Greek

Prizes

OUP Prize for Advocacy and Procedure, City University
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Mansfield Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Scholarship, St Hugh’s College, Oxford University

News & Events

  • News

    Eleni Dinenis “Caring and Sharing”

    In an article for STEP Journal, titled "Caring and Sharing", Eleni Dinenis comments on the meaning of 'maintained'... Read More

    News

    Insolvency Update - Cambridge Analytica

    Cambridge Analytica was placed into liquidation yesterday. Serle Court's Eleni Dinenis acted as junior counsel representing... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court Cross-Border Litigation Conference

    Location: Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel, Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol 4103, Cyprus Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Property Conference 2019: Trouble at Mall

    Location: Lincoln's Inn Old Hall, 16 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3TL Read More