Books and Articles

Elizabeth has written extensively on the law in relation to family property, finance and cohabitation. Recent publications include:


Cohabitation and Trusts of Land, 3rd edition 2016

(with Laura Heaton, 29 Bedford Row Chambers) Sweet and Maxwell

Elizabeth has been a principal author of this text since its first edition in 2006. Now in its third edition it is regarded as one of the leading practitioner texts. It will be available on Westlaw in  2020.

In his Foreword, Sir Ernest Ryder states: “I commend this work to both specialist practitioners and court users. I encourage its citation in court and I join with its authors in hoping that its extensive use in providing consistent and reliable advice will help further the just settlement of claims without recourse to contested hearings.”

Cohabitation: Law and Precedents (looseleaf)

Sweet and Maxwell. General Editor and Contributor.

This publication is up-dated every 6 months by a panel of expert contributors including barristers from 1GC Family Law and Irwin Mitchell solicitors.


  • Transfers of Property Ownership: a Symptom of Financial Abuse of the Elderly? (December 2019) Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer (with Sarah Young, Solicitor, Ridley and Hall)
  • Law Quarterly Review October 2019: The search for common intention: the status of an executed, express declaration of trust post-Stack and Jones (collaboration with Chris Bevan, Associate Professor of Property Law, Durham Law School, Durham University
  • Family Law Journal April 2019: Challenging a TR1 Express Declaration of Trust: Setting the Record Straight (co-authored with Chris Bevan supra)
  • Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer September 2017: A door of opportunity: launch of the Business and Property Courts