Marie-Elizabeth is an associate within the Dispute Resolution department. Her practice straddles regulatory enforcement, corporate crime, and public inquiries.

Marie-Elizabeth specialises in crisis management, internal investigations, corporate and director liability, regulatory investigations and criminal prosecutions, coroner’s inquests, and public inquiries. Her practice covers regulatory crime (including health and safety) and financial crime such as bribery and corruption, serious fraud, and money laundering.

She has front line experience of advising clients on large scale safety incidents and corporate crime investigations and prosecutions, including those by the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Police. Her expertise also extends to Coroner’s inquests where she has advised various companies on their role as interested persons.

As part of her public inquiry experience, Marie-Elizabeth plays a central role as part of the Solicitor to the Inquiry team on the UK Covid-19 Inquiry chaired by Baroness Heather Hallet.

  • Solicitor on multiple modules as part of the Solicitor to the Inquiry team on the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry.
  • Providing incident response and on-going advice to an energy sector client in relation to a corporate manslaughter investigation by the Police and a health and safety investigation by the HSE following a multi-fatality incident.
  • Advising corporate clients in relation to multi-fatality accidents, including conducting internal investigations and advising on engagement with investigators and regulators.
  • Advising an abattoir company and two of its directors in relation to a criminal investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, including advising on strategy and attending two interviews under caution. She also advised on subsequent compliance and enforcement measures imposed by the GLAA.
  • Advising various companies on Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Health and Safety compliance.
  • Advising a major manufacturing client in response to a criminal investigation by the HSE.