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Elizabeth Doherty
Partner at Macfarlanes


Elizabeth specialises in international contentious trust, probate and succession disputes, 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.

Elizabeth has also acted for numerous clients in sensitive and highly confidential disputes in the Court of Protection. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Whose body is it anyway? Answering all the questions private client lawyers were too squeamish to ask