Liz is an accredited mediator with over 20 years of practical litigation experience. She is well-known for her ability to establish good relationships with parties. Her skills enable her to deal neutrally and appropriately with parties and her positive energy and calm approach helps parties reach a resolution. She mediates disputes concerning any subject.
As a former solicitor and barrister, Liz is well aware of the stresses of litigation on all parties concerned. She has a reputation for helping parties develop realistic and practical solutions. Liz provides seminars on the benefits of mediation and chaired the Mediation and Judicial Review Workshop held at Garden Court’s Public Law Conference in 2014.
Chambers and Partners 2016 describes Liz as “One of the most outstanding, highly regarded and dedicated barristers in the country”. She was a finalist for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, Barrister, in 2014 and is described as a “star individual” in her area of social housing by Chambers and Partners (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).
- Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice, co-author with Jan Luba QC and Connor Johnston (Jordans, 2016, 4th edition).
- Contributor to Housing Law Handbook (Cottle et al, Law Society, 2009)
- Civil Mediation Council Ltd
- Administrative Law Bar Association
- Housing Law Practitioners Association
- Legal Action Group
- Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
What the Parties say
I liked Liz’s neutrality – party in housing dispute
Liz was committed to both parties reaching an agreement – party in a housing dispute
Liz’s general manner is very friendly, helpful and non-intimidating…she exudes an air of ‘reasonableness’…a person you can trust, she did an excellent job – party in a building dispute
Liz provided clear and effective communication prior to mediation. Space for parties to provide opening statements. Clear understanding of issues – lawyer in a Right to Buy dispute