AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Elliot practises in all areas of personal injury litigation, acting for Claimants and Defendants in equal measure. He was appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel in April 2018 and acts for a number of major insurers, government departments and local authorities.
Elliot has an expanding practice and has gained signiﬁcant inquest experience. Elliot accepts instructions to draft papers and can be relied upon to meet tight deadlines when required to do so.
Year of Call: 2013
Elliot maintains a nationwide practice acting for Claimants and Defendants in equal measure across the full range of serious injury litigation. He deals with increasingly complex and high value cases from the initial advisory stage right through to trial. He has extensive experience in claims arising from road traffic accidents as well as claims involving employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability.
In addition to representing seriously injured Claimants, Elliot represents a number of major insurers, local authorities and government departments, having been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2018. Elliot is regularly instructed by insurers in claims where fraud is alleged and provides early strategic advice.
Elliot maintains a busy paper practice. He frequently advises and drafts pleadings in complex cases and can be relied upon to meet tight deadlines as required.
Representing an amputee following an accident caused by the provision of an unsuitable wheelchair and mobility aids, resulting in further serious injury to the Claimant. The matter settled for a significant sum prior to trial.
Representing a Claimant who suffered significant facial, dental and neurological injuries following a serious road traffic accident. The case required detailed consideration of complex medical evidence regarding causation.
Representing a Claimant in a case involving a fire at mixed use premises which resulted in significant respiratory issues following smoke inhalation. Elliot successfully represented the Claimant at trial.
Representing a Claimant who developed compartment syndrome following an assault whilst working as a teacher at a specialist learning resource centre.
Representing a Defendant in a case where fraud was alleged. Extensive surveillance evidence was relied upon and Elliot secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty at trial.
Advising on quantum following a road traffic collision which caused the Claimant a significant head injury, personality changes and bilateral high sensorineural hearing loss.
Advising on liability and quantum following a road traffic collision where the Claimant suffered a fractured skull, personality changes and an increased risk of developing epilepsy.
Having been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2018, Elliot is frequently instructed to represent government bodies at inquests concerning deaths in custody and in the armed forces. Elliot is also instructed by a number of local authorities and has experience of Article 2 inquests. Recent cases include representing a local authority at an inquest concerning the death of an asylum seeker who was awaiting the outcome of an immigration appeal at the time of death. Elliot is currently instructed in a significant Article 2 inquest which is listed for 3 weeks in early 2022.
Elliot has been instructed by insurers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, homeowners and professionals. His work has included disputes concerning the proper construction and operation of contracts in addition to claims concerning residential dwellings, renovation projects and demolition projects.
North Eastern Circuit
Junior Counsel to the Crown, Regional C Panel (2018-2023)
Personal Injury Bar Association
Football Junior (North Eastern Circuit)
Law (LLB) (Durham University, First Class)
Bar Professional Training Course (BPP, Outstanding)
Accredited Mediator (ADR Group)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Megarry Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Buchanan Prize (Lincoln's Inn)
Louise Godfrey KC Memorial Moot Winner
North Eastern Circuit Prize
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
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