Dominant purpose test applies to legal advice privilege says Court of Appeal
18 February 2020
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Elaina acts for companies, financial institutions, states and state-entities and high net worth individuals on a wide range of high-value commercial disputes. Her main practice areas include banking and securities litigation, complex fraud and asset tracing, insolvency claims and commercial disputes relating to sanctions (particularly relating to the Middle East).
Elaina studied Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University (first class honours). She trained and qualified at Linklaters LLP in before joining Stewarts in August 2011.
Elaina has written articles for The Times, City AM, the Commercial Litigation Journal and the Solicitors Journal on a broad range of subjects including:
She has been quoted in a number of articles in the national press, including in the FT and The Lawyer, in relation to the landmark decision on privilege in ENRC v SFO.
Elaina regularly speaks at AIJA conferences, including recently moderating panels at the Joint AIJA-Young INSOL Insolvency Conference 2019 and speaking on a panel discussing litigation as a tool to hold corporates to account at the 2019 AIJA Annual Congress.
Elaina is recognised in the Legal 500 as a “next generation lawyer” in the field of Banking Litigation.
Elaina enjoys skiing, running and hiking in an attempt to counterbalance her keen interest in food and drink. She holds a WSET Level 3 award in wines and spirits, with a particular interest in the wines of Bordeaux and Australia.