Elizabeth’s personal injury practice has particular specialisms in clinical negligence, inquests, employers’ liability and international and travel claims.
She frequently represents parties in trials, CCMCs and application hearings. Elizabeth also has a busy paperwork practice in which she advises and drafts pleadings. She is happy to deal with multi-track and high value cases.
Elizabeth has experience in advising in clinical negligence cases and industrial disease cases relating to NIHL and HAVS. She is a co-editor on 12KBW’s clinical negligence blog.
Elizabeth joined chambers as a tenant in October 2017. Previously, she achieved 2 science Masters Degrees, with particular focus on virology, immunology, cancer biology and laboratory research.
Elizabeth regularly acts in a variety of aspects of personal injury litigation, including employers’ liability and public liability claims.
Elizabeth is frequently instructed in matters relating to occupiers’ liability and the liability of highway authorities. She is happy to deal with both fast track and high value cases. Elizabeth proficient in acting in trials, applications and CCMCs, as well as drafting pleadings and advising on both liability and quantum. She has particular experience in advising on liability in employer’s liability cases.
Elizabeth is also familiar with road traffic accident cases. She has experience of advising on LVI cases and is familiar with the evidential issues that arise in these cases respect of causation and consistency of damage.
Elizabeth acts for both Claimants and Defendants. She is adept at advising on liability and quantum, as well as settling pleadings and clarifying expert evidence in conference.
With her background of 2 science Masters degrees, Elizabeth is well-placed to understand the complex biological issues which can arise in expert evidence.
Elizabeth’s cases have included claims relating to uterine injury following allegedly negligent hospital treatment, cases of alleged negligence in surgical procedures, and cases involving alleged deficiencies in nursing care. Her cases involving allegedly negligent surgery have included gallbladder surgery, plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery/treatment. Elizabeth also has experience in the issues that arise in cases relating to optometry and ophthalmology.
Elizabeth is a co-editor of the 12KBW Clinical Negligence blog
She is happy to act on a CFA basis.
Elizabeth has represented families and other interested parties at inquests.
She has previously acted in inquests 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.
Elizabeth accepts instructions in cases relating to injury and illness abroad.
She is familiar with claims under the Package Travel Regulations and is comfortable with advising on matters relating to local standards evidence.
Elizabeth is also happy to advise on points relating to applicable law and jurisdiction under the Brussels Recast and Rome II Regulations, and to deal with cases under the Athens Convention and Montreal Convention.
Elizabeth accepts instructions in NIHL and HAVS/VWF cases, and is happy to deal with both fast track and high value cases.
Elizabeth has experience of drafting pleadings and advising for Claimants in NIHL cases, and is familiar with the issues of causation and limitation that arise in such cases.
Elizabeth accepts instructions in cases relating to allegations of historic sex abuse, and is looking to develop her practice in this area. She recognises the importance of claimants seeking justice in such cases, as well as recognising the often crucial issue of limitation.
Elizabeth already has experience advising in employers’ liability cases involving allegations of assaults in the workplace.
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.
She is adept at dealing with issues of need, period, intervention and impecuniosity, and at analysing basic hire rates evidence.
Elizabeth’s experience of dealing with RTA and credit hire claims has often involved issues of insurance law, and she has a good understanding of policy disputes.
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
Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injuries Bar Association