Elizabeth joined St John’s Chambers in 2008, and is a clerk for the Commercial & Chancery Practice Group. She has specific responsibility for the Real Estate and Public & Administrative teams.
Elizabeth is consistently praised for her high standard client service in Chambers UK and The Legal 500:
- “The clerks at St John’s are a credit to the set. Elizabeth Champion, Rob Bocock, and Simon Lyons make instructing any barrister possible with incredible ease.” The Legal 500. 2024
- “The clerking team is very friendly and responsive. I would in particular recommend Elizabeth Champion, practice team leader, who is always happy to help” Chambers UK, 2023
- “Elizabeth and Simon are helpful and responsive.” The Legal 500, 2023
- “Elizabeth Champion, practice team leader for the real estate group, has always been responsive and quick to do estimations.” “The team is probably one of the best I have dealt with – they cannot do enough for you and they go above and beyond to meet your needs, Chambers UK, 2022
She has been involved in the legal profession for over 40 years and joined St John’s in 2008 from a Cardiff set where she was joint senior clerk. She began her clerking career at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh where she was a clerk in the leading commercial stable.
Elizabeth has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, undertook management training sponsored by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the CBI and is an Accredited Police Station Representative. She is also a member of The Institute of Barristers Clerks.
Before becoming a clerk in 2000 she spent many years in private practice dealing with serious crime -with a particular emphasis on mentally disordered defendants, serious sexual offences and fraud.