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Elizabeth Johnson

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DWFM Beckman

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Employment law, dispute resolution, and foreign depositions evidence taking in the UK.


Elizabeth is an experienced senior litigator in the High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunals and there is often an international dimension to her cases, including European and US cross-border jurisdictional disputes. Her dispute resolution practice encompasses working on complex matters in areas of professional negligence, trusts, contentious probate, director/shareholder disputes, breach of contract, property and employment law, including breaches of restrictive covenants and injunctions. She is known for grasping client issues quickly and providing pragmatic and sound advice. In terms of her employment practice, she acts for both employees and employer clients at board and senior executive level and is regularly instructed and retained to advise and provide support to human resources professionals in various sectors, with a particular specialism in insurance, retail and education. She represents both claimants and respondents in Employment Tribunal proceedings and all aspects of employment claims (including unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination matters) are within her specialism. The non-contentious element of Elizabeth’s employment practice includes advising on and drafting restrictive covenants, contracts of employment and staff handbooks, as well as advising generally on issues within the workplace, including restructuring and redundancy consultations, Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), disciplinary policies and procedures. Elizabeth also has extensive experience taking foreign depositions from witnesses for testimony and seeking orders for production of documents and collation of expert evidence in England for use in US proceedings.


Qualified 1998; trained and assistant solicitor Glasners Solicitors 1998-2000; associate WPF Glasner Gerber Shapiro 2000-06; partner DWFM Beckman 2006 to date; holds various non-executive positions on company boards.


Norwich High School, GPDST; Central Hawkes Bay College, New Zealand; (1995 LLB Hons); College of Law, Storr Street (1996 LPC).


Professional committee of the Variety Club of Great Britain and is involved with charitable fund raising work for the children’s charity; travel, networking, sailing on the Norfolk Broads.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DWFM Beckman's disputes expertise includes commercial contracts corporate law, insolvency and debt recovery, IP, property, trusts and estates, professional negligence, civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, which includes Demetris Dionissiou, Elizabeth Johnson, Sharokh Koussari and Colin Jaque.

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London: Human resources

Employment: senior executives

Within: Employment: senior executives

DWFM Beckman's employment team is led by Elizabeth Johnson, who is described as 'extremely responsive' and a 'pleasure to work with'. She specialises in both contentious and non-contentious for senior executives, working closely with senior associate Louise Rogers. The team also advises on matters relating to bonuses, commission, contracts, service agreements, disciplinary proceedings all aspects of redundancy consultations.

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