Principal Associate (Solicitor Advocate), Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
Elizabeth’s role as a senior litigation lawyer at Eversheds Sutherland, involves proactively assisting international organisations in ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation through conducting Compliance Reviews of their health and safety management systems to highlight risk areas. She regularly presents at client seminars and has delivered health and safety training to a considerable number of boards of directors and senior management teams.
Elizabeth has significant experience in leading global product compliance projects for many of the firm’s largest clients. Her role also involves defending large organisations / PLCs which are being investigated or prosecuted for possible health and safety, food safety and corporate manslaughter offences. In this role, she has built up a wealth of crisis management experience. Recent client feedback includes: ‘she was exemplary in everything that she did’ and ‘she was fantastic and very easy to work with’. Eversheds Sutherland’s EHS team has been ranked number 1 for the last ten years in the Chambers and Legal 500 Directories for health and safety.
Combining working flexibly to look after her young children with running a team and a heavy caseload, Elizabeth has fine-tuned the art of adjusting her approach to very different audiences. A ‘strong motivator’ and ‘fantastic role model for women’, Elizabeth supports junior female talent within the firm. Elizabeth also contributes to a networking forum run by the firm open to female in-house lawyers.
I am absolutely thrilled to have been both nominated and shortlisted for the Future Leaders Award amongst a group of such highly talented women. Women in the City’s work to keep the issue of women’s advancement in the public eye is both inspirational and highly commendable. It is an honour and privilege to be a part of this initiative.