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About Elliot

I utilise commercial negotiations and formal legal processes to resolve disputes for individuals, charities and businesses. I seek to develop long-term strategic relationships with clients in order to help them to both resolve existing disputes, and proactively manage their ongoing exposure to risk.

Elliot has worked as a commercial litigator since qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. His practice covers a range of areas, but with a particular focus on commercial litigation, negligence claims against professionals, and corporate disputes relating to the management and ownership of businesses.

Elliot’s clients include individuals, charities, and businesses across a range of sectors, including digital marketing, retail, property developers and other professionals.

He is recognised for his insightful, calm and methodical approach. He understands that litigation can be a stressful process and works hard to ensure that his clients are supported and receive realistic advice about the merits of their case. This approach enables his clients to make pragmatic decisions focused on achieving their desired outcome be it legal, commercial or otherwise.

Elliot’s practice extends beyond pure litigation and includes advisory work focused on risk mitigation and avoidance. In this work he provides focused, commercial and pragmatic advice to avoid disputes before they arise. 

Elliot Elsey – very calm and considered, and gives great practical advice. He is pragmatic when he needs to be, and really puts himself in the client’s position.

Legal 500 (2023)

Elliot Elsey always adds value. He is extremely commercial and practical in his thinking, and is great at dealing with difficult and demanding clients.
The Legal 500 (2022)


Elliot's experience includes:

  • Motortrak Ltd v FCA Australia Pty Ltd [2018] EWHC 990 (Comm): a contractual and civil fraud dispute which was tried in the Commercial Court over three weeks. Provided an important decision on the law of affirmation of contracts procured by bribes, as well as on the construction of exclusion clauses
  • Edward Wojakowski v Matyas & Ors [2020] EWHC 328 (Ch): instructed on behalf of a former director in proceedings in which multiple misappropriations of company assets were alleged
  • Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences v The Albert Court Residents’ Association [2011] EWCA Civ 430: a judicial review of the local authority relating to the licensing of boxing matches held at the Royal Albert Hall which proceeded to the Court of Appeal
  • Al Khudairi & Anor v Abbey Brokers Ltd & Ors [2010] PNLR 32: a civil fraud matter relating to an IFA that defrauded his clients of millions of pounds, which involved multiple freezing injunctions and extensive tracing and enforcement actions
Elliot Elsey is clever, calm and with judgment well beyond his years.
The Legal 500 (2021)


  • Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)

Awards and accreditations

Elliot's highlights



The end-emnity principle? - Solicitors Journal

Elliot Elsey, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, dispute resolution team.
Elliot Elsey
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Our gardeners damaged our gas pipe — are they liable? - The Sunday Times

Elliot Elsey, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, dispute resolution team.
Elliot Elsey
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Consistently inconsistent? Revisiting the scope of duty of care in negligence claims - Solicitors Journal

Elliot Elsey, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, dispute resolution team.
Elliot Elsey
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