Legal director and Data Protection Manager
Clients admire her 'no-nonsense approach' and add that she 'has a good grasp of detail but has an eye on strategy.
Elaine deals with a variety of risk and compliance issues, specialising in professional negligence, issues arising from the SRA Code of Conduct, risk management, data protection and regulatory matters.
Main areas of practice
With over 20 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution, Elaine’s main area of practice is professional negligence claims and complaints and advising on risk management and regulatory issues. She also advises on data protection.
In 2002, Elaine was awarded an LLM in Advanced Litigation with distinction from Nottingham Law School. She joined the firm in 1996 from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain having first trained in the City with Norton Rose. Elaine holds a BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.
- Professional negligence: Elaine resolves professional negligence claims and advises on risk management and regulatory issues.
- Commercial litigation: She has resolved complex commercial and contractual disputes by litigation or alternative dispute resolution and mediation.
- Media law: She has acted for individuals, companies, charities and publishers advising on defamation, privacy, data protection and media-related issues.
- Finance litigation: She has acted for finance clients in relation to consumer credit and finance disputes.
Seminars/training: Elaine has spoken on data protection, defamation, publishing law, reputation and risk management and also delivers bespoke training sessions for clients and staff.
Elaine gives authoritative advice and instils complete confidence.
Elaine is absolutely excellent at what she does, she knows exactly what's going on and has a great eye for detail.