Elliot is head of the Employment Department. Elliot started his practice at Branch Austin LLP in February 2021. Elliot graduated with a degree in law from Manchester University in 2003 following which he graduated from the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2005. He qualified as a New York attorney-at-law in 2008. He qualified as a solicitor in 2014 whilst at another boutique law firm in Mayfair. His legal experience stretches back to 2004.
He can provide detailed commercial litigation advice and representation for individuals and corporations, ranging from all aspects of employment litigation to general commercial litigation such as professional negligence, construction and building disputes, insurance and banking disputes. At previous firms, Elliot has assisted in cases in the Court of Appeal (Habib Bank vs Tufail 2006 EWCA CIV 374 ( 07 April 2006). He advocated successfully in a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal which developed the law relating to Wrongful Dismissal vis a vis Unfair Dismissal : Don Pevi vs Royal Mail Group Ltd UKEAT / 0232/15/DA. Elliot has been involved in million pound High Court litigation for (and against) blue chip companies, whilst dealing in the day-to-day legal requirements of start-ups, small and medium sized companies. He has a particular expertise in advising restaurant groups.
Elliot is also a multi-jurisdictional lawyer, being both a solicitor of England and Wales and a New York attorney-at-law. A part of Elliot’s legal career has been lecturing and writing materials on US corporate, banking law and general commercial law. He has a developing practice in cases before the London Court of International Arbitration and was recently involved in a large cross-jurisdiction breach of contract arbitration case in the LCIA.