Elena heads our Insurance and Risk team. She is accredited as a specialist in personal injury law by the Law Society of Scotland and has been helping clients manage the defence of Scottish claims litigation for twenty years. Elena has a wealth of experience and expertise across the full spectrum of liability claims. She is skilled in defending cases involving:
- employer’s liability, public liability, motor, catastrophic and fatal injury;
- large and complex loss;
- asbestos, deafness, VWF and other disease;
- HSE investigations and prosecutions;
- clinical negligence;
- product liability;
- property damage;
- stress and abuse.
Elena is a trusted advisor to clients facing complex and sensitive cases and is well known for her hands on, pragmatic and solution driven approach.
Clients include insurers, self-insured businesses, public sector organisations and individuals. She is an accomplished presenter and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars. Elena and the team deliver bespoke training to help clients manage operational risk and reduce claims spend.
Elena is the current Chair of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) in Scotland and also sits as a solicitor member on the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Interviewees describe her as "extremely personable, very knowledgeable and understanding of the client's needs."
(Health & Safety) Chambers & Partners 2016
“She is repeatedly praised for her commercial acumen.”
(Defendant Personal Injury) Chambers & Partners 2016