Elizabeth has been a member of the partnership with Roythornes since she joined the practice in 2013, having previously gained a breadth of experience working with a range of clients - but always with an emphasis on those within the rural business sector. Her focus is on providing solutions to the key legal issues faced by individuals, in particular those relating to capital tax planning, land and business succession, complex probate administration and her specialist topic, managing incapacity. Elizabeth has worked with a wide range of individuals, including a large proportion of families involved in agriculture and the management of landed estates where business and family issues are often intrinsically linked.
In 2001, Elizabeth was selected to join the Court of Protection’s inaugural panel of professional deputies and has remained a member throughout the reviews which have taken place since. She is responsible for financial and property decision-making for a portfolio of clients who, for various reasons, are unable to make those decisions for themselves. She has a particular understanding in the use of trusts to protect and preserve assets, particularly where there is a need to cater for vulnerable beneficiaries. As a result of this expertise, she has been entrusted to act as a professional trustee, executor, deputy and attorney for numerous clients.