Elizabeth Darlington

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Called 1998

Easy to work with, clever and insightful. She is thorough, engaging and good at presenting information to clients and in court.


Elizabeth specialises in matrimonial finance and property disputes.

Her practice focuses on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown (whether marriage or cohabitation) and property disputes between family members generally. She is recognised as an expert in applications involving cohabitees, including under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. She also advises in matters brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. As many cases involve both family and property issues, she regularly appears in the Family Court and Business and Property Court at all levels.

Elizabeth is a Civil and Commercial Mediator (ADR Group accredited) and accepts instructions to conduct mediations in her areas of specialism. She is regularly instructed to represent clients at all forms of ADR, including private FDRs, mediation and arbitration. For further information please contact Elizabeth directly.

She is the author of a number of highly regarded practitioner texts including Cohabitation and Trusts of Land with Laura Heaton and edited by His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, published by Sweet and Maxwell, now in its 3rd edition (2016) and available on Westlaw. She is the General Editor of Cohabitation: Law and Precedents, published by Sweet and Maxwell and available on ProView. This publication is up-dated twice a year and includes a number of expert contributors.

She is regularly invited to speak at both national and regional conferences including the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, WhitePaper and in-house for top-tier solicitors' firms.

Elizabeth has been consistently recommended in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading individual.

Elizabeth also practises throught 1 GC Family Law, 10 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney Q.C. and Andrew Norton Q.C. where she has a door tenancy. Elizabeth accepts instructions through either Parklane Plowden Chambers or 1 GC Family Law (see 1GC.com).

She is an approved Pupil Supervisor. Her previous pupils include Elliot Kay and Kelly Cronin.

She accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.

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