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Health and Social Care Mental Health
Eliza regularly advises and acts in community care law matters with a focus on health and social care and Local Authority obligations towards young people. Eliza has a background in public law children work and has a detailed knowledge of Local Authority obligations towards disabled children, children at risk and young people leaving care.
Eliza recently contributed to the publication of the 3rd Edition of the widely used Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook, namely, Chapter 5 (which provides a comprehensive guide to Local Authority obligations towards young people and disabled children) in light of the changes brought in by the Care Act 2014.
"She is very thorough, capable in court and popular with solicitors." "She works incredibly hard, turns work around quickly, is very well prepared and equally at home acting for claimants as public authorities."
Eliza specialises in all fields of Court of Protection work, including property and affairs, health and welfare, serious medical treatment, and associated human rights matters. Eliza also specialises in cases that involve safeguarding vulnerable adults within the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.
Eliza regularly acts on behalf of the Official Solicitor for protected parties, as well as acting for local authorities, NHS bodies, Clinical Commissioning Groups and individuals/family members.
Eliza undertakes inquest work and judicial review work with a particular interest in cases involving the extent of local authority duties towards young people and their families.
Year of Call: 2009
Areas of Expertise
- Court of Protection & Mental Health
- Health and Social Care Mental Health
- Judicial Review
Court Of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA)
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Crown Counsel – Falkland Islands 2010
Junior of the Northern Circuit 2013
Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 
Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook (Third Edition, 2015): Chapter 5 – Provisions for Older Children (Leaving Care), Disabled Children and Financial Obligations of Local Authorities Towards Families.
The Provision of Secure Mental Health Facilities Across and Outside Wales: Lexis®PSL 21/01/016
Bristol University –BA (Hons) in English Literature (First)
University of West England – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
University of West England - B.V.C.
Chambers UK  - "She is outstanding in every way and knows the law inside out. She's a very organised, calm and measured presence in court. She is completely unflappable. She has this sort of zen aura about her, which comes from being super-prepared and working very hard."
Legal 500  - ‘Recommended for adult welfare cases.’
Chambers UK  - "She is very thorough, capable in court and popular with solicitors." "She works incredibly hard, turns work around quickly, is very well prepared and equally at home acting for claimants as public authorities."
Legal 500  - 'A very approachable, calm and thorough advocate.'
Legal 500  – Leading public law junior: 'She is sensible and calm, and her advice is always sound'
Legal 500  – Leading public law junior: ‘Able to skilfully manage the more challenging judges.’