Elizabeth Asher


Elizabeth Asher

Senior Associate, Litigation

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Elizabeth specialises in commercial and insolvency litigation. She’s an in-demand advisor to high net worth individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on matters such as contractual disputes, negligence, trademark infringement, insolvency and fraud. Her engagements are often international, involving multiple defendants and very significant sums. One of her recent engagements related to a claim for a breach of warranty and fiduciary duty worth £54m.

Elizabeth handles complex matters swiftly, obtaining urgent injunctions and worldwide freezing orders in order to protect clients’ interests as litigation progresses. She frequently deals with enforcement against assets including obtaining orders for sale, writs of control and the appointment of receivers.


Work Highlights

  • Representing a Panamanian company, Courtwood Holdings SA, owned by prominent Italian high net worth individual, in its multimillion pound High Court claims against twelve defendants, including two high profile individuals and seven corporate vehicles which are incorporated out of this jurisdiction, in claims for breach of fiduciary duty and knowing receipt worth in excess of £30 million.

  • Representing the liquidators of an oil company in relation to claims for wrongful trading against the former directors.

  • Obtaining a substantial judgment for an aviation leasing company, Novus Aviation, in a claim against a Bahraini bank for breach of contract on an aircraft leasing deal.



Qualified: 2009