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Elaine is a Senior Associate at Crisp and Co. She practices a constructive and holistic approach to resolving conflict, which considers the needs of the family as a whole. Elaine’s ethos is that an amicable resolution to family matters can reduce the long-term financial and emotional consequences of a family dispute. In 2022, Elaine was awarded Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation, which recognises solicitors who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of family law and a commitment to constructive resolution of family disputes.
Whilst her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, Elaine is the Head and Co-Founder of the Alternative Families and Fertility Departments within the Firm. She is immensely proud the work she has done in this area as she is a passionate advocate of Intended Parents as they embark on their journey to becoming parents. Elaine has a thriving practice in cases involving assisted reproduction, sperm donation, surrogacy, and adoption. Elaine is a member of the Surrogacy Network and spends much time developing connections with other professionals in the field of Surrogacy and Fertility Law, in order to provide a holistic service to her clients.
She also has over 10 years of experience in dealing with the financial aspects of a separation for married couples and co-habiting couples alike. She has a wealth of experience of cases involving high net worth individuals, complex business structures, Partnerships, Trusts, inherited wealth, and intervenors. Elaine also advises in respect of pre and post nuptial agreements, matters concerning cohabitants and cases involving violence in the home.
Elaine has a long-established practice in matters concerning children including cases involving contact and residence issues, domestic and international relocation, and matters requiring injunctive relief.
Notwithstanding her commitment to an amiable resolution to conflict, Elaine is an experienced litigator, and has been involved in various cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Elaine has worked on reported cases which have set legal precedents on points of law.
Elaine has recently been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland and will be developing her practice cross jurisdictionally as a result.
Memberships and Accreditations
- Resolution Member
- Award Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation in the areas of private law children and complex financial remedies
- Member of The Surrogacy Network
- London Irish Lawyers Association (LILA) Member
"I have had absolutely top-notch professional and friendly legal support from Crisp & Co for almost 6 years."
"Please accept my grateful thanks for all your advice and support over the past (almost) 18 months, it was a long and, for me, difficult process. Time now to move on with my life."
“We have also really enjoyed working with you, thank you for finding an easy solution and making the process simple.”
“Once again Elaine, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts, I know I can be emotional, persistent (not stubborn as it might seems at times)…..your efforts and attention to the right details are well noted.”
“Thanks so much for all your help and patience with me and your kind words! I'm glad things are over now and life can move on! I have really appreciated your humanness in this process and wish you all the best in the future!”
“Please pass on my sincere gratitude to Elaine for her time. The generosity, sensitivity and professionalism shown to me today by her might be expected from legal professional towards abuse victims, but trust me when I say, from the bitter experience, it is scarce.”
“I have to say that by far and away, my 2 most positive experiences so far have been my interactions with you and Susan and my consultation with the obstetrician!”
“Elaine - Thank you for all your help, you really have channel this case professionally and in the benefit of both parties….I'm immensely grateful for your advice and excellent final proposal…..Thanks a million.”
“Thank you so much for all your support & guidance throughout this process.”
“Life is peaceful and fun just how it always should have been no more fear . Thank you so much for all your support I know it’s your job but I always felt supported by you so thanks for your kindness I couldnt have done it without you x”