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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.
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 has a background in family law, and specialises in cases where there is an overlap between the Family Court and the Court of Protection, as well as cases that involve safeguarding vulnerable adults within the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.
Eliza undertakes inquest work, in particular where there are issues regarding statutory duties towards children and vulnerable adults. Similarly, Eliza undertakes judicial review work in the field of mental health and community care law, with a particular interest in cases involving the extent of local authority duties towards young people and their families.
For the last two years Eliza has been ranked as a leading public law junior by the Legal 500.
Year of Call: 2009
Areas of Expertise
- Court of Protection & Mental Health
- Health and Social Care Mental Health
- Judicial Review
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  – 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.’
Court Of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA)
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
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
Crown Counsel – Falkland Islands 2010
Junior of the Northern Circuit 2013
Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 
Bristol University –BA (Hons) in English Literature (First)
University of West England – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
University of West England - B.V.C.