Liz is a specialist child law silk and sits as a Family Division Deputy High Court Judge. She is also a Public and Private Family Law Recorder (SE Circuit), a Crown Court Recorder (SE Circuit) and was formerly the elected Silk Member of The Family Justice Council (2014-2019).
Liz has substantial expertise in acting for all parties in complex care, adoption and wardship proceedings and has a detailed knowledge of the legal and social care issues relating to local authority planning and decision making for children. She has an established national reputation for a compassionate, pragmatic and strategic approach, excellent advocacy and forensic preparation in complex public law cases. Liz is also a qualified arbitrator.
Mark Twomey QC, co-head of Coram Chambers, says: “I am delighted to welcome Liz to Chambers. She is a highly respected silk practising in child law and, as such, is someone who will further broaden and deepen our skills and experience at Coram. This is another exciting development following on from our Family Law award as Chambers of the Year.”
Chambers & Partners 2020: “She has an excellent in-depth knowledge of the law and social work practice, and tenaciously fights her client’s corner in a firm and balanced manner. She’s also extremely personable and a great team player.” “She’s a phenomenal individual who mastered the issues very quickly.”
Legal 500 2019: “An enormously effective trial advocate.”
Chambers & Partners 2019: “She fights the client’s corner in a firm and balanced manner. She is also extremely personable and a great team player.” “She has an excellent grasp of the law and is also a brilliant strategist.”
Legal 500 2018: “Exceptionally clever; a strategic thinker who is willing to push the boundaries in her approach to cases.”
Chambers & Partners 2018: “A joy to work with. She is incredibly collaborative and gets the best out of the whole team. She is massively bright and has an ability to think outside of the box.” “She has a superb work ethic and retains her balance, judgement and humour in stressful situations.”