Miss Elisabeth Tythcott > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
Elisabeth Tythcott photo


Elisabeth has developed a wide ranging general chancery and commercial practice during her career which has brought with it the corresponding substantial advocacy and advisory experience.  She regularly litigates matters across the country.

In advising and representing clients Elisabeth adopts a pragmatic and considered approach in analysing all options and potential outcomes whilst fostering a strong team ethic with both solicitor and client from the earliest stage.

Elisabeth is an accredited Mediator (CEDR) and an experienced mediation advocate.

Although Elisabeth’s practice encompasses all areas of Chancery and Commercial practice, she has developed a particular interest in the following fields.

Company and Partnership

Instructions usually relate to s994 Companies Act 2006 proceedings, breach of shareholders’ agreements, derivative claims and disputes between partners both before and after the dissolution of the partnership.

Wills and Probate

Contentious and non-contentious probate matters are a regular feature in Elisabeth’s diary.  Such matters include challenges to the validity of testamentary documents, claims brought pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and the construction and interpretation of wills and codicils.

Property Law

As part of her practice Elisabeth regularly advises and acts in many and varied property related matters including boundary disputes, applications for injunctions to prevent construction where allegations of trespass and/or breach of covenant and/or obstruction of access of light are involved, interpretation of restrictive covenants, cases involving proprietary estoppel and/or constructive trusts and Landlord and Tenant matters.


Elisabeth is experienced in the interpretation, enforcement and enforceability of contractual terms and the drafting of contractual documentation.

Professional Negligence

Elisabeth has advised and acted in cases involving allegations of negligence made against most professions but with particular emphasis on claims involving solicitors, surveyors, accountants and engineers.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Elisabeth Tythcott18 St John Street Chambers ‘Elisabeth is very user friendly and able understand and assimilate complex case details in a very short timescale. Her eloquence is second to none and she has the most impressive vocabulary. She is a superb communicator; very firm in her delivery and very clear in her arguments. She is highly recommended and the clients very much enjoy working with her, as she is so approachable and clear in her advice but firm with her opponents.’

18 St John Street Chambers is a ‘quality set‘. Head of chambers Richard Chapman KC  is also Chair of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association and has expertise in commercial contract disputes. The set also houses Elisabeth Tythcott, who handles shareholder disputes and breaches of fiduciary duties by directors. Tythcott represented the claimant in Miller v Ball, a case concerning a partnership dispute between veterinary surgeons. David Hoffman is also a notable name.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Elisabeth Tythcott – 18 St John Street Chambers  ‘Elizabeth’s key strength is the very high quality of her preparation of cases. She invariably provides skeleton arguments and written submissions of a high standard. These demonstrate detailed and careful preparation combined with a high degree of knowledge of the relevant law and procedure. These are always helpful and persuasive documents. Her court appearances have always demonstrated careful, thorough, and thoughtful preparation and a real commitment to serving the interests of her client.’

The members at 18 St John Street Chambers handle a wide range of Chancery work. Christopher McNall’s Chancery practice has a strong focus on farming and agriculture, as well as Inheritance Act claims in which he represents the HMRC. He also acted for HMRC in Trustees of Batley Settlement v HMRC, a case concerning whether a chain of apart-hotels provided sufficient services to be classed as hotels for taxation purposes. Oliver Caplan has expertise in handling chancery litigation, including real property, landlord and tenant, insolvency, trusts of land, wills and estates and partnerships, while Richard Chapman KC specialises in tax disputes. Elisabeth Tythcott is also active in the business and property courts.