Elizabeth Doherty Partner

Elizabeth specialises in international contentious trust, probate and succession disputes and related regulatory investigations, high-value family disputes and proceedings in the Court of Protection.

Elizabeth acts for a wide range of UK and international clients including multinational corporations, trust companies, private companies and a diverse spectrum of high-net-worth individuals.

She has substantial experience as a litigator in the UK courts and in foreign courts, including Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and has particular expertise in resolving complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes involving the trustees, beneficiaries and protectors of English and offshore family trusts, including through alternative dispute resolution.  

Elizabeth has acted for numerous clients in sensitive and highly confidential disputes in the Court of Protection and has advised fiduciaries who become involved in cross-jurisdictional regulatory investigations (including criminal investigations). 

What people are saying


"Elizabeth is at the head of a new generation of contentious trusts and probate lawyers who already has a stellar reputation. Very detail-focused and very good at handling clients."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Elizabeth Doherty is thorough in preparation and determined in execution."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Absolutely fantastic. She technically is absolutely sound. Her technical skills are first-class and she can distil that in a practical manner. She is very personable and practical in dealing with problems."

Chambers HNW 2021

"Superb. She is super organised, incredibly efficient and understands the complexities of the law. I couldn't recommend her highly enough."

Chambers HNW 2021

"Rising Star Award at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2020."

Chambers HNW 2020

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