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Geraldine Elliott
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Geraldine Elliott, who leads RPC's Commercial Litigation Group, has over 25 years' experience resolving disputes for clients.

Advising clients in the financial and professional services, retail, media, industrial and manufacturing sectors, Geraldine's expertise covers a range of contractual disputes with particular focus on warranty claims and other post M & A issues, shareholder and joint venture disputes, and asset and financial recovery. 

Geraldine frequently supports businesses in protecting their core interests by obtaining urgent injunctions to prevent team moves and the loss of confidential or other business critical information.

Geraldine is a regular commentator in this arena.

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Clients commend Geraldine Elliott as "someone with great perseverance, sense of leadership and teamwork skills." She is experienced handling company litigation including warranty claims, shareholder disputes and joint venture disputes -  Chambers UK 2017

According to sources, seasoned litigator Geraldine Elliott is "very experienced, quick to respond and very personable."  -  Chambers UK 2017

"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition

"Geraldine Elliott heads the commercial disputes team and is "very good at keeping everyone calm and focused on the points concerned." One happy client comments: "Her low-key style allows her to rapidly gain the client's trust and the opposition's respect in complex matters. She is an excellent litigator with an eye to win-win resolutions for all parties involved"' - Chambers UK 2016

Listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500 UK 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide (for Commercial Litigation and Education; also Recommended for Partnership)

"Superb" - The Legal 500 UK, 2015 edition

"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2015 edition

"Clients are "very confident in her advice,"with one noting that "she lays out the framework well, which allows me to judge the situation and act accordingly" - Chambers UK 2015

"Really senior and very, very good" - Chambers UK 2015

"Clients are ‘totally satisfied' with Geraldine Elliott’s ‘excellent' team at RPC" - The Legal 500, 2014 edition

"Geraldine Elliott has ‘good strategic sense'" - The Legal 500, 2014 edition 

"Magnificent" - Chambers UK 2014

Memberships

Co-Chair of the TerraLex International Dispute Resolution Practice Group

City of London Law Society Litigation Committee

London Solicitors Litigation Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Relevant work

Acting as lead Partner in a joint venture dispute concerning substantial real property assets. A number of issues in the matter were the subject of appeals to the Court of Appeal 

Acting for a US supplier of commercial components in a contractual dispute, involving issues of both English and German international law and contractual interpretation, with quantum in the tens of millions pounds

Acting for parties in a shareholders' dispute, including successfully challenging an injunction which had restricted those parties' rights to continue in a business which they had acquired from administrators

Obtaining injunction for an industrial company to keep team out of the relevant market and enforce non-competition restrictions in their contracts