- Clerk Name: Katie Brooker
- Clerk Telephone: 0121 289 4333
- Clerk Email: [email protected]
Elizabeth Porteous completed her family law pupillage at another chambers in the Midlands and joined 3PB in November 2022 to further develop her skills and experience in public and private law children disputes and finance cases.
She has a busy public children caseload and is keen to develop her recent private law children work and financial remedies practice. She plans to conduct cases that include complex allegations requiring robust cross-examination and in-depth analysis.
Elizabeth is frequently commended by solicitors for her client care and her ability to rapidly build rapport in often very difficult and upsetting circumstances. She receives excellent feedback from clients for her approachability and ability to provide realistic but sensitive advice. Her approach to clients quickly puts them at ease and enables her to build relationships with opponents and colleagues efficiently.
After completing the BPTC, she worked as a paralegal in Herefordshire Council's Legal Department dealing exclusively with public law proceedings, giving her an insight into the complexities of local authority and social work processes. Elizabeth also volunteered with "Support Through Court" at Birmingham Family and County Court, assisting members of the public to fill in legal documents and prepare for court hearings. This experience taught her to communicate and adapt in circumstances when working with people who are often highly emotional and unsure of the family law litigation process.