Elizabeth Nicholls

Barrister, Commercial Mediator and Arbitrator

Call: 2018 - England and Wales, 2021- Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands)  

Practice Summary

Elizabeth comes to chambers with over 20 years experience in international corporate companies. She has broad experience covering chancery, regulatory, land, planning, environment, construction and property. She also offers specialist advice in arboricultural law.

Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth spent her career working for a leading international consumer products manufacturer. Latterly, she worked for the second largest supermarket retailer in the UK, leading international teams, resolving commercial disputes with suppliers. She has worked in territories where fraud and corruption are commonplace and she has given training on ethical compliance.

Elizabeth acts for UK and international clients, including individuals, companies, governments and local authorities. She is a member of 4-5’s Mediation and International Arbitration groups, being a commercial mediator and arbitrator. She is a keen advocate of ADR and regularly speaks on mediation and arbitration.

Elizabeth has successfully led high-profile multi-million pound negotiations and resolved complex disputes with some of the world’s biggest blue-chip companies. She has worked ‘in-house’ for a large local authority in legal enforcement (planning, revenue and environment) and for the Enforcement and Market Oversight division of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Elizabeth has worked with cross-functional teams in Sweden, Eastern Europe, Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Hong-Kong and China. She is Direct Access qualified. 

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