Elpha has specialised in all aspects of children law often representing parents and children, but also Local Authorities, CAFCASS and the Official Solicitor.
She has extensive experience of serious child protection cases concerning issues of non-accidental injury, physical and emotional abuse and neglect. She also has experience of cases involving sexual abuse including interfamilial and intergenerational abuse and internet pornography.
She has significant experience in cases involving concurrent criminal proceedings and cases involving the cross examination of young and vulnerable witnesses.
Elpha often represents teenage parents and parents with learning difficulties.
She also has experience of adoption as well as international adoption.
Elpha has lectured to students, solicitors and chambers and contributed to legal texts for students completing the Bar Professional Training Course.
She is an external examiner for the Bar Professional Training Course.
In 2009 Elpha received an honorary doctorate in Law from the University of East London
She is a Trustee for the Bar Educational Trust and “Place To Be” who provide therapeutic support to children in schools.
Elpha was a former member of the Bar Educational and Training Committee and a tribunal member for the Bar Disciplinary Tribunals.
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Deputy District Judge sitting at the Principal Registry of the Family Division.