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Elizabeth specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on contractual disputes, negligence claims, and medico-legal issues.

Elizabeth joined Holland Beckett Law in 2012. She has previously worked as a Solicitor in the litigation department at New Zealand’s largest law firm, and as a Legal Advisor at a major British broadcaster.

Elizabeth regularly appears in the Employment Relations Authority, the District Court, the Employment Relations Authority, and the High Court.

Elizabeth acts for, and advises:

  • Clients in relation to contractual disputes and negligence claims.
  • Companies, directors and shareholders in respect of duties, liabilities and rights.
  • Trustees in respect of their duties and liabilities.
  • Clients in respect of intellectual property enforcement, including copyright and trade mark protection.
  • Employers and employees in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.


  • BA, LLB Auckland University 2007
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2007


Community Activity

  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Associate member of Institute of Directors
  • Member of HRINZ
  • Member of Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand