Liz’s practice covers a wide range of areas of commercial law, with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, aviation, professional negligence and civil fraud. She acts both as an advocate and in an advisory role, both as sole counsel and as a junior, in court proceedings and in arbitration.

Some highlights include: 

  • Deslauriers v Guardian Asset Management Limited [2017] UKPC 34 in the Privy Council, acting on behalf of the successful Respondent lender, in an important case concerning the scope of a lender’s duties to advise borrowers
  • Dana Petroleum (E&P) Ltd v. Zurich Insurance PLC and Ors, representing the oil and gas company in its £30 million claims against its insurers
  • Ardila Investment NV v ENRC NV [2015] EWHC 2180; [2015] EWHC 1667, a US$285 million SPA dispute involving allegations of fraud
  • Defending aviation liability insurers against a US$30 million claim
  • AB Orlen Lietuva v Aon UK Ltd, a US$100 million professional negligence claim against the insurance brokers, involving a 4 week Commercial Court trial

Liz has a first class degree in Modern History and Modern Languages from Oxford University, in which she came top of the year. She studied law at City University, London, gaining a distinction and coming second in the year, and she has a master’s degree in law from Harvard.

If  you  are  interested  in  instructing  Liz  on  any  particular  matter,  please  contact  our  clerks  to  discuss  the requirements of the case and her availability.