Elizabeth is a Senior Associate in the aviation team at Clyde & Co. Her practice focuses primarily on contentious aviation matters, including complex multi-jurisdictional catastrophe work, personal injury, cargo, baggage and subrogation work. Elizabeth also advises clients on regulatory matters. Although English-qualified, she is also fluent in French and has extensive and specialist knowledge of civil law jurisdictions, particularly francophone Africa. She has worked on cases which have reached the highest courts in France (both the Cour de Cassation and the Conseil d'Etat) and defended a number of class actions in diverse jurisdictions.
Elizabeth represents insurers, reinsurers and companies (both based in the UK and abroad) and is often instructed directly by airlines with regard to her particular areas of expertise. She has experience of bringing claims against manufacturers and maintenance providers as well as in the defence of claims.
Elizabeth has been involved in many high profile aviation accident cases including the Kenya Airways accident to Boeing 737 in Cameroon, the Air France accident to Airbus A330 in the Atlantic Ocean, the Georgian Airlines accident to CRJ-100 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and more recently the Air Algerie accident to MD83 in Mali.
Elizabeth regularly publishes articles and presents to clients on various topics from EC regulations and international treaties and the impact these have on airlines to the growing litigation surrounding fume events. She also provides training to in-house lawyers on issues of particular interest to airline clients. Most recently, Elizabeth presented at the Aviation Africa conference on the subject of post-accident emergency response.