Elizabeth Weaver has a broad commercial Chancery practice, focusing mainly on contentious work in the area of business disputes, company law and insolvency, trusts and estates and property disputes. She also has a well-recognised specialism in professional negligence claims involving these areas. As a highly-respected senior junior, who is “excellent, both on paperwork and on her feet”, Elizabeth has the technical knowledge needed to analyse the issues arising in complex legal disputes (her cases often involve overlapping areas of law) and the experience to provide commercial advice and ensure the effective and efficient presentation of a client’s case.
Elizabeth has considerable experience of working on large-scale commercial claims (both High Court litigation and arbitrations) and trust disputes which have an international element or raise issues of foreign law and conflicts of law.
Examples of her recent work include:
- Estate of the late Boris Berezovsky; Elizabeth is instructed by the trustees (who were previously the court-appointed receivers and then administrators) in relation to the many complex issues and claims arising following Mr Berezovsky’s death.
- Zarbafi v Zarbafi  1 WLR 4122; a family trust and property dispute involving allegations of sham and laches and the removal of a litigation friend by the Court of Appeal because of a conflict of interest.
- Re Christou deceased  EWHC 79; Elizabeth successfully defended a claim that a will had been forged.
- Avanesov v TOO Shymkentpivo  EWHC 394; Elizabeth acted for the successful claimant in obtaining and upholding a default judgment, applying the Mitchell and Denton principles.
- Malhotra v Malhotra  1 Lloyds Reports 285; a successful application to discharge an anti-suit injunction restraining litigation in India.
- JSC VTB v Skurikhin  EWHC 3116; the extent of the court’s jurisdiction to make freezing and disclosure orders against English LLPs holding assets for an off-shore structure.
- In the matter of the Shinorvic Trust  (1) JLR 324; advising on the equity to remedy defective execution of a deed in the context of the defective deed seeking to add a beneficiary to a Jersey discretionary trust.