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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.
Elizabeth has a keen interest in this area, which overlaps with her interests in end of life planning. She has advised on a number of areas, including inheritance tax and potentially exempt transfers, and removal of executors. Elizabeth also has experience of aspects of personal insolvency, including setting aside statutory demands.
Examples of recent work includes:
- Advising on undue influence where P is alleged to have lacked capacity in relation to historical financial transactions;
- Advising on a disputed will;
- MN v OP  EWCA Civ 679 (assisting Claire van Overdijk), on anonymity orders in variation of trusts cases.
Elizabeth volunteers as part of the Chancery Litigants in Person (CLIPS) Scheme.
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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