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Individual Profile

Elizabeth Smith

Howard Kennedy LLP - London

Elizabeth Smith - Howard Kennedy LLP
  • No. 1 London Bridge
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • SE1 9BG

Profile submitted by Elizabeth Smith

Practice Areas

Elizabeth specialises in personal injury litigation, concentrating on industrial injury claims. She has acted in high profile claims for actors and dancers and for the past seven years has focused on high-value stress at work and Work Related Upper Limb Disorder cases, often for nurses or radiographers, despite the high risk inherent in such claims. Recently, she has settled two stress claims for nurses, amounting to over £450,000 each, and two WRULD claims for ultrasonographers for £387,000. While these are often referred by unions, Elizabeth's reputation in these fields has led to a steady increase in the number of clients in different professions who have instructed her under private conditional fee agreements, particularly in relation to stress at work claims. Elizabeth also specialises in manual handling injuries and undertakes high value "catastrophic injury" claims. Elizabeth attended trials on five occasions last year and succeeded in all of these. She has settled a number of high-value claims this year, including a WRULD case in Scotland.

Professional Memberships

APIL

Career

Trained Olswang and Payne Hicks Beach; qualified 1990; partner since 1993. Joined Howard Kennedy 2008 following the merger with Douglas-Mann & Co. Formerly a fashion editor and public relations executive.