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 Doherty – irrepressible intellect, totally committed and determined and a joy to work with. She will be a leader in the field before too long."

The Legal 500 2024

"Handled a complex matter with impressive skill and organisation."

The Legal 500 2023

"Elizabeth Doherty is a brilliant, thorough, determined litigator."

The Legal 500 2023

"Elizabeth is an excellent litigator and strategist who is also very good with clients."

Chambers HNW 2023

"[Elizabeth is] clearly a rising star. She is highly intelligent with excellent technical knowledge."

Chambers HNW 2022

"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

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