Eleanor Longworth

Job Title
Senior Associate Solicitor

0161 761 8082

Eleanor joined the firm in 2012, qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and was appointed associate solicitor in 2019.

Eleanor specialises in commercial property and long leasehold dispute resolution, acting on behalf of landlords and tenants, ranging from small tenant businesses to large-scale landlords and investors.

With expertise in a wide range of commercial property litigation matters, including dilapidations, possessions, insolvency-related disputes, arrears recovery and lease renewals, Eleanor also specialises in residential long leasehold dispute resolution matters acting on behalf of landlords, management companies and tenants.

This includes the collection of ground rent and service charge arrears, as well as applications to appoint managers, acquiring the right to manage, enfranchisement and lease extensions. WHN Solicitors is one of the few firms in the North West to have expertise in this niche area.

Eleanor is a leading specialist nationally in long leasehold dispute resolution and her experience also covers wider long leasehold disputes which include cladding matters (partly arising from the Grenfell tragedy) and regular instructions from landlords to enforce lease covenants, following various breaches, such as those relating to use, nuisance and/or Airbnb lettings. Eleanor also regularly receives disrepair instructions from tenants (often roof damage / water ingress) and acts for landlords and tenants in connection with the right to manage, appointment of a manager, enfranchisement and freehold acquisition processes.

Latest Newsroom article written by Eleanor


  • “Eleanor Longworth was the perfect solicitor, she explained everything in the simplest way, always met you with a smile and was a pleasure to meet. I will definitely use this practice again if I’m in need of a solicitor. Thank you.”


  • “Eleanor has been incredible at every turn. There was never a moment when she did not meet the task giving 100%. I have encountered many solicitors in over 30 years at the Bar and Eleanor is head and shoulders above almost all of them in her professionalism and good sense. Furthermore she has excellent interpersonal skills and a calming influence when things become stressful.”


  • “I have found Eleanor to be professional, knowledgeable and competent. Eleanor accepted the situations required both a pragmatic and a commercial approach to ensure cost effective results.”

    Mr Benveniste