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Elizabeth Simpson

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Dispute Resolution


Consultant - advocate and solicitor


Elizabeth is an Advocate of the Manx Bar, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and is a Consultant with Simcocks’ dispute resolution department. Elizabeth specialises in heavyweight commercial litigation and dispute resolution, often involving large multinational companies, multiple jurisdictions and competing laws. Whilst having a particular expertise in dealing with large, factually and legally complex cases, she is equally able to apply a sensible and commercial approach to problems of any size.


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Isle of Man Law Society


  • University of London  (LLB Hons) 2000; (LLM Maritime Law) 2002
  • College of Law, York (PgDL Law) 2002
  • Admitted as Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales 2003
  • Admitted Isle of Man 2015

Isle of Man

Dispute resolution

Within: Next generation lawyers

Elizabeth Simpson - Simcocks

Within: Dispute resolution

According to one client, Simcocks ‘stands head and shoulders above the crowd’; it acts for both claimants and defendants in multi-party commercial disputes, as well as in court applications in the context of schemes of arrangement and takeover proceedings. Practice head Christopher Arrowsmith ‘is excellent, knowledgeable, highly experienced in trust litigation and someone you want to get involved on your side’. He is currently acting for one of the defendants in a multi-million-dollar quantum claim concerning the design and storage of high-value computer components, while advocate Elizabeth Simpson is representing an international life insurance company in a multi-jurisdictional group action pertaining to insurance and regulatory law issues. The practice was boosted by the arrival of advocate and English solicitor Rebecca Paterson from Hill Dickinson LLP in Liverpool. Advocate Caroline Jennings, who ‘is an excellent non-confrontational communicator’ and heads the firm’s family law practice, is also noted.

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Insurance and pensions

Within: Insurance and pensions

Simcocks fields a ‘very professional and helpful’ insurance offering led by David Spencer, who specialises in insurance transfer schemes and contract issues. Clients recommend Kevin O’Loughlin, who assisted an Isle of Man holding company with the creation, sponsoring and regulatory approval of a group pension scheme. On the insurance side, Elizabeth Simpson is currently acting for an international life assurance company in a high-value fraud and misrepresentation claim against the directors of a now-defunct fund company. In other highlights, Phil Games led the advice to a private client with regard to the creation of an international private pension plan which is awaiting regulatory approval.

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Shipping, aviation and space

Within: Shipping, aviation and space

Simcocks fields a shipping offering with experience in the cross-border acquisition and disposal of vessels, financing of shipping companies and buildings, litigation, and matters relating to 'super' or 'mega' yachts. On the aviation side, clients engage the group to advise on aircraft leasing and mortgages, security law documentation and financing transactions. The names to note are Amy Coole, Irini Newby and Elizabeth Simpson.

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