Liz joined 7KBW in 2010, following the completion of her pupillage at Chambers. Liz’s practice covers a wide range of areas of commercial law, with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, aviation, shipping, professional negligence, civil fraud, international trade, sale of goods and private international law.

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. Recent highlights include:

  • Junior in Ardila Investment NV v ENRC NV, a US$285 million claim in connection to the sale of a Brazilian mine: [2015] EWHC 2180 (Comm); [2015] EWHC 1667 (Comm)
  • Junior in 5 day arbitration defending aviation liability insurers against a US$30 million claim;
  • Junior in AB Orlen Lietuva v Aon UK Limited: a 4 week Commercial Court trial in a US$100 million professional negligence claim against insurance brokers;
  • Junior in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the successful respondents in a landmark case concerning the meaning of the standard form wording of a freezing injunction:   Lakatamia Shipping v Nobu Su & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 636

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.