Elizabeth acts for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury actions from small claim to multi track and has acted in matters in which the Schedule was pleaded in excess of £2 million.
She is routinely instructed in all areas of civil litigation including road traffic accidents (credit hire, low velocity impacts and MIB claims), occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, product liability and highway claims. She also has experience of cases involving the Animals Act 1971 and specifically imports her knowledge of all things equine into claims involving horses and riders.
Elizabeth has made successful Section 57 applications for fundamental dishonesty when acting on behalf of Defendants and their insurers.
Elizabeth has a busy practice in industrial disease cases with emphasis on Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims. She routinely conducts limitation trials on behalf of Claimants with particular success on Section 33 applications.
Elizabeth also conducts appeals on behalf of Claimants and Defendants. Recent appeals include:
- successfully responding to an appeal against the decision of the lower court to refuse the Appellant’s application to amend the defence on the first day of the multi-track trial window to include limitation;
- successfully bringing an appeal against the decision of the lower court to refuse reallocation to Part 7 but then import its own prognosis period into its Stage 3 deliberations.
Instructions can be accepted on a conditional fee agreement basis.
Elizabeth is willing to act at all stages of litigation from pre-action stage through to the final hearing and appeals. She has a very heavy paper practice including advising on liability and quantum, and drafting schedules of loss.
Elizabeth has an approachable and down to earth manner with both her professional and lay clients. She appreciates that litigation can be extremely stressful and will endeavour to put clients at ease. Elizabeth invites instruction at an early stage and appreciates involvement as a case progresses, favouring the teamwork approach to cases which developed prior to her career at the Bar.
When she is not in court, drafting pleadings, or conducting conferences, Elizabeth can be found at the stables with her Dutch Warmblood horse, Carnsdale Captain Nemo.