Elizabeth is an established property practitioner, with particular expertise in the fields of residential landlord and tenant, and social housing law. Elizabeth has a wealth of trial experience both at tribunal and across the civil and appeal courts. She seeks to provide effective representation in all aspects of housing and related work, adopting a determined and pragmatic approach. She is very much a trial advocate who is able to marshal complex cases that require careful preparation and vigorous advocacy.
Elizabeth was called admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2008, became a solicitor advocate in 2011 and was called to the Bar in 2014. She brings a unique perspective from a breadth of experience in landlord & tenant and social housing law in which she has pursued a genuine specialism throughout her career.
“the right mix of raw intelligence and practical experience. She is both approachable and robust.”
Elizabeth used to play the trombone as a semi-professional musician, but now enjoys the occasional duet with friends. She ran the Virgin London Marathon in 2017 for the Chambers nominated charity CHICKS and has continued her athletic ambition by taking up triathlon in 2018.
Residential Landlord & Tenant
Elizabeth has extensive experience in all aspects of residential property law, management of estates and enforcement of covenants. She assists a range of clients from private landlords of short lets seeking possession or advice on tenant issues, to long leaseholders in forfeiture and breach of covenant claims. She has a growing practice in enfranchisement, right to manage, extension of lease claims, boundary disputes, rights of way and easement claims.
Elizabeth has wide experience in social housing law. She appears in substantial trials on a full range of social housing issues including homelessness, anti-social behaviour, succession, tenancy fraud, disrepair, and possession claims. She regularly advises on Human Rights and Equality Act defences together with the effects of mental health and insolvency as they relate to social housing issues.
Elizabeth provides training to the London Borough Legal Association on a wide range of housing issues. She is a committee member of the Social Housing Law Association and is a member of the Property Bar Association, and Housing Law Practitioners Association.
Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the LexisNexis Property Q&A service and has published articles in ‘Inside Housing’ and ‘Local Government Lawyer’. She is a regular speaker at training events for the London Borough Legal Alliance and provides in-house training on a range of property and housing management issues.
Elizabeth is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.