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Elizabeth joined Chambers in September 2018 upon successful completion of her pupillage and works across all of Chambers core practice areas. She regularly appears in the County Court and the Employment Tribunal, and has also appeared in the High Court on complex interlocutory matters. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal, and has advised on civil procedure in relation to appeals in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Before being called to the Bar, Elizabeth lectured in Japanese History at the University of Newcastle. She holds a PhD in Japanese and Korean cultural history (Trinity College, University of Cambridge), a Master of Studies in Modern Japanese Literature (Pembroke College, University of Oxford), and a Master of Arts in Japanese and Korean (St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, first class). She has also spent time at several universities in Japan and Korea, including Keio University in Tokyo and Sungkyungkwan University in Seoul.
In her spare time, Elizabeth is an advocate for improving end of life care and sits on the steering committee of Byw Nawr/Dying Matters Wales. She is an alumna of the United Word College of the Atlantic (UWCAC), where she was also previously a governor.
Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
Elizabeth has a busy practice in this area, which includes drafting pleadings and advice on both merit and quantum alongside regular court hearings and inquests. Her current caseload consists largely of fast-track and multi-track clinical negligence work, and she has a particular interest in the application of the Human Rights Act to bereavement claims.
Elizabeth undertakes work for both Claimants and Defendants.
Examples of current work include:
- Advising on quantum, including provisional damages, in an unnecessary surgery case;
- Advising on liability and quantum in a complex cholesteatoma case against multiple defendants;
- Advising on liability in a psychiatric harm claim as a result of VTE in an informed consent case.
She is currently instructed on behalf of Claimants injured in the 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire, led by Harry Trusted and Christopher Wilson-Smith QC.
Appointments & Memberships
- British Japanese Law Association
- Inner Temple Major Scholarship – awarded for both the GDL and BPTC courses
- City University Postgraduate Law Scholarship – awarded for both the GDL and BPTC courses
- Domestic Research Studentship (DRS), University of Cambridge, competitive research studentship awarded to fund promising research projects across all disciplines (2009 – 2012)
- Japan Foundation Endowment Committee (JFEC) Research Grant
- Rouse-Ball Fund Research Grant, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (awarded twice for doctoral research)
- College Prize, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
- Lee Yun Taek Korean Studies Scholarship
- Mitsubishi Trust Yamamuro Memorial Scholarship, Keio University
- Allen Scholar in Oriental Studies, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
- Moberly Exhibitioner, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
- Great Britain Sasakawa Fund Scholarship
- Kathleen Major Prize, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
- Japanese (advanced)
- Korean (advanced)
- French (intermediate)
- Spanish (intermediate)
- Welsh (conversational)
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