Elizabeth has a broad PI practice with particular specialisms in employer’s liability, clinical negligence, inquests, and international and travel claims. She is regularly in court, representing parties in trials, CCMCs and application hearings, as well as having a busy paperwork practice.

Elizabeth joined chambers as a tenant in October 2017. Prior to this she achieved 2 science Masters Degrees, with particular focus on virology, immunology, cancer biology and laboratory research.

Personal Injury
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Elizabeth is regularly instructed in a variety of aspects of personal injury litigation, including, employer’s liability and public liability claims. She is also very familiar with road traffic accident cases.

Clinical Negligence
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Elizabeth accepts instructions in clinical negligence cases, in particular advising on liability and quantum and clarifying matters in conference with experts. With her background of 2 science Masters degrees, Elizabeth is well-placed to understand complex biological issues which can arise in expert evidence.

Elizabeth’s cases have included a case relating to uterine injury following alleged negligent hospital treatment, and cases involving alleged deficiencies in nursing care.

Elizabeth acts for both Claimants and Defendants. She is happy to act on a CFA basis.

Inquests
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Elizabeth accepts instructions to represent parties at inquests. She has represented families and other interested parties at inquests, in particular in cases involving alleged deficiencies in medical care/treatment and in cases concerning road traffic collisions. Elizabeth understands the need for sensitivity in inquests, as well as a full and fair exploration of the circumstances of each case. She is happy to act on a CFA basis.

International & Travel
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Elizabeth accepts instructions in cases relating to injury and illness abroad. She is familiar with claims under the Package Travel Regulations, in particular advising on matters relating to local standards evidence.

Elizabeth is also happy to advise on points relating to applicable law and jurisdiction, and to deal with cases under the Athens Convention and Montreal Convention.

Industrial Disease
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Elizabeth accepts instructions in NIHL and HAVS/VWF cases.

Public Liability
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Elizabeth has a particular interest in Occupier’s Liability and Highways Act claims, and is happy to advise on liability.

Credit Hire
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Elizabeth frequently acts for Defendants in credit hire claims. She has a good knowledge of the case law and takes a forensic approach to quantum.

Insurance
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Elizabeth’s experience of dealing with RTA and credit hire claims has often involved issues of insurance law. She has a good understanding of policy disputes and Part VI of the Road Traffic Act.

Qualifications & Awards

Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), BPP University

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), BPP University

MPhil, Imperial College London

BA and MSci, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2007-2011)

 

Queen Mother Scholarship (Major Scholarship), The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Certificate of Honour, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple