Ms Elizabeth Weaver > Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC
XXIV Old Buildings
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Elizabeth Weaver has a broad commercial Chancery practice, focusing mainly on contentious work in the area of business disputes, company law and insolvency, trusts and estates and property disputes. She also has a well-recognised specialism in professional negligence claims involving these areas. As a highly-respected senior junior, Elizabeth has the technical knowledge needed to analyse the issues arising in complex legal disputes (her cases often involve overlapping areas of law) and the experience to provide commercial advice and ensure the effective and efficient presentation of a client’s case.

Elizabeth has considerable experience of working on large-scale commercial claims (both High Court litigation and arbitrations) and trust disputes which have an international element or raise issues of foreign law and conflicts of law.


Called 1982, Lincoln’s Inn


  • Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
  • Registered Legal Practitioner Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • STEP
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Institute of Art and Law
  • Member of Professional Conduct & Complaints Committee of the Bar Council (2005-2010)


  • LLB Bristol
  • Hardwicke Scholar Lincoln’s Inn

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Elizabeth WeaverXXIV Old BuildingsShe provides thorough advice in plain English.’

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Elizabeth WeaverXXIV Old Buildings ‘Advises across a broad range of Chancery and commercial matters. No nonsense but very good with clients.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Elizabeth WeaverXXIV Old Buildings ‘Advises across a broad range of Chancery and commercial matters. No nonsense, but very good with clients. Court room manner is steely and determined.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Elizabeth WeaverXXIV Old Buildings

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Elizabeth WeaverXXIV Old Buildings

XXIV Old Buildings is well regarded for its expertise advising on matters throughout the Middle East region, with a particularly strong presence in Dubai. Steven Thompson KC acted for the defendants in Credit Europe Bank v New Medical Centre, which concerns a bank debt claim before the DIFC Courts against the backdrop of a major alleged fraud in the UAE. Before the same forum, he has also acted for the claimants in StormHarbour v Noor Bank, a dispute concerning the agreement of the sale and purchase of aircraft financing bonds, which saw a rare case of a bank seeking rectification of a written contract it signed. Other standout names include Elizabeth Weaver, Arshad Ghaffar and Edward Knight. Key changes in the set include Michael Black KC being appointed as judge in the DIFC Court of Appeal.