Ms Erin Hitchens > Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC
XXIV Old Buildings
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Erin has a broad commercial chancery practice and welcomes instructions in all of the areas of work in which Chambers specialises. She has advised, drafted proceedings and appeared in court, both as sole counsel and as part of a counsel team, on a range of matters including business and contractual disputes, aviation, fraud and asset tracing, trusts and probate, shareholder disputes, insolvency and financial services disputes.

She regularly appears in the High Court on applications, interlocutory hearings, petitions and trials. She has also been instructed in relation to proceedings in several offshore jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Jersey, the BVI, Anguilla and the DIFC.

Erin has twice undertaken secondments with solicitors’ practices advising on contentious trusts and succession.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Erin was a solicitor in the corporate department of leading international law firm Herbert Smith.


Qualified as solicitor 2004; called 2006, Lincoln’s Inn.




Chancery Bar Association.


  • BA (Hons) Emmanuel College, Cambridge (First Class)
  • Pg Dip Law (Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Aviation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Erin HitchensXXIV Old Buildings ‘Erin is one of the most experienced aviation juniors around with a hugely-effective understated, but tough, style of advocacy.’

XXIV Old Buildings is a ‘great aviation and commercial litigation set’ which frequently acts for aviation lessors, airlines and manufacturers. Steven Thompson KC is well-known for handling aviation maintenance, lease, sale and purchase agreements. Arshad Ghaffar  is a popular choice for aircraft lessors, while Bajul Shah  deals primarily with disputes relating to dry leasing, mortgages and forfeiture issues. Erin Hitchens has appeared in various interim matters in the Commercial Court and Tom Stewart Coats is instructed in regulatory matters.