Elizabeth Fisher

  • Year of Call 2016

Profile

Profile

Elizabeth joined Chambers in March 2019 and is developing a Civil and Commercial Practice. Elizabeth is an experienced advocate. Prior to pupillage Elizabeth was a County Court Advocate, her experience is, therefore, beyond her call. 

Elizabeth is regularly instructed in a variety of Property and Commercial Disputes. 

Property and Planning 

Elizabeth has experience across the range of property issues from real property to landlord and tenant litigation. Elizabeth is often instructed to deal with issues involving leasehold matters, boundary disputes, and trusts of land. Elizabeth regularly provides advocacy in multi-day hearings, as well as, drafting advices, notices, pleadings and pre-action letters.  Elizabeth's experience in property and planning includes: 

  • Possession proceedings, including possession claims by mortgagees, LPA Receivers, Landlords and charge holders. 
  • Stays of warrants and writs. 
  • Adverse possession,
  • Forfeiture
  • Service charge and leasehold disputes, including breaches of leases.
  • Rent repayment orders. 
  • Boundary Disputes.
  • Drafting and making representations in respect of planning appeals.  
  • Tree Preservation Orders. 
  • TOLATA disputes. 
  • Enforcement of easements and covenants relating to land. 
  • Unlawful eviction. 
  • Tenancy deposits. 
  • Homelessness appeals. 
  • Disrepair. 
  • Injunctions, including anti-social behaviour injunctions and committals. 

Recent Cases

  • Successfully obtaining damages against a Local Authority in respect of disrepair in a Property following trial. 
  • Representation in a boundary dispute where damages were also sought pursuant to alleged breaches of the Party Wall Act Agreement. 
  • Advising a Leaseholder in respect of overpayments of service charge. 
  • Advising and acting for a tenant who had been unlawfully evicted. 
  • Drafted grounds of appeal for a s.205 Housing Act 1996 appeal, which resulted in the Local Authority resiling from their position. 

Commercial 

Elizabeth has vast experience in commercial matters, in particular contractual disputes and insolvency. 

Elizabeth's is regularly instructed to appear in insolvency proceedings for creditors, debtors, companies and office holders. Elizabeth has experience with: winding up and bankruptcy petitions, bankruptcy annulments and applications for orders for possession and sale. 

Elizabeth's commercial work includes drafting of and interpretation of contracts, breach of contract and related claims, claims regarding the supply and sale of goods and services.  

Awards

Middle Temple, Harmsworth Scholarship, 2014

Interests

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys baking, theatre and knitting. Elizabeth is a dog lover and enjoys spending time with her Cockapoo, Nelly. 

 

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Testimonials

Testimonials

PROFESSIONAL

1) Having instructed Elizabeth in a variety of civil matters ranging from bankruptcy/insolvency matters to fast and multi track contractual claims, and even housing and landlord and tenancy proceedings, it is fair to say that she is an exceptional all-rounder. She is always well prepared and has a deep understanding of the issues at hand, as well as being personable yet professional when meeting lay clients. Client feedback is always highly complementary and it is for this reason we continue to instruct Elizabeth on many matters. She returns instructions in a timely manner and always has time for a call to discuss any potential questions or issues that arise within the case. Elizabeth’s drafting is always clear and well versed and her advocacy skills are outstanding, she is quick, can articulate her points effortlessly and is a sharp cross examiner. She is highly recommended and is a rising star in our eyes.

2) Having experienced Miss Fisher’s impressive advocacy prior to her joining chambers, extending instructions to her once at 33 Bedford Row was an obvious choice. Her careful and diligent approach gives me great confidence that my client’s interests are in safe hands. I would not hesitate in recommending her to my instructing solicitor colleagues.