Elizabeth Leah joined the family team at rhw Solicitors LLP on 3 January 2012, from a leading law firm in Sussex. Elizabeth has over 25 year’s experience. She has worked for clients in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, London, elsewhere in England and has international clients notably in France, the US, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Dubai and Tanzania.
Previously, Elizabeth was head of a family law team of 5 in Surrey and while practising at her previous law firm in Sussex, was mentioned in the Legal 500 in the following terms:
“Elizabeth Leah always gives her best and is a true representative of what family solicitors should aspire to.”
She now heads up a team of 5 at rhw. Elizabeth has a great deal of experience in all aspects of family law and regards her best skills as an excellent communicator and negotiator. She will always try to bring about as speedy a settlement as possible. She practises in divorce and financial proceedings, prenuptial agreements and co-habitation agreements, advice and negotiation to unmarried couples who wish to separate. She also represents parties in Children cases.
She has handled successfully, cases where very considerable and complex assets are concerned but also takes care where assets are very limited and consequently settlement is just as or even more difficult to achieve. Where negotiation and co-operation prove impossible, Elizabeth will bring about a definite and faster solution through court proceedings.
Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in international law, acting for clients in Europe, the US and other countries on a myriad of financial and children issues. In particular, the experience she has in this field has led her to successfully handle cases involving the removal of children to other countries. Elizabeth is a member of Resolution.
Outside work she was on the board of the City of London Sinfonia, which is dedicated to “Growth in the Community” through music involving children in deprived areas and to “Well Being Through Music” to bring inspiration and comfort to those suffering through ill health or incapacity. She is a keen sailor and has taken part twice in the Manches Cup. She is married with three adult children.
Elizabeth is a member of Rotary and organises one of two musical concerts each year as fund raisers for Charity.