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Geraldine Elliott

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.

Geraldine was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Commercial Litigation 2021. 

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"Geraldine Elliot is a veteran litigator with considerable experience of a wide range of commercial disputes. She excels at client handling and taking the big strategic decisions." - Legal 500 UK 2024

"Geraldine Elliott is an outstanding lawyer and adviser. Always available, despite having an extremely heavy workload. Hugely experienced. Great analysis and wisdom. An incredibly valuable and important adviser across a range of issues." - Legal 500 UK 2023

Ranked – Chambers UK 2022

Geraldine Elliott is head of the firm's commercial disputes practice and well regarded for her litigation practice. She advises clients in a range of sectors on matters including shareholder and joint venture disputes, and warranty and indemnity claims. - Chambers UK 2022

"Geraldine had a strategy in mind throughout but was very flexible in her views with the uniqueness of our case." - Chambers UK 2022

"She understands our business very well and she is quite pragmatic." - Chambers UK 2022

"Geraldine Elliot is a very experienced and superbly equipped litigation partner. Practical and very effective." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Geraldine is a leading light in their litigation team. Very experienced and manages the most sensitive cases with consummate ease. Also highly flexible in building a team and working with a client. Very comfortable with massive and multi-party litigation." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2020

"Patrick Brodie and Geraldine Elliott are absolutely first rate" - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Listed as a leading individual. - The Legal 500 UK 2018

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 

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2015

"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

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

"Magnificent" - Chambers UK 2014


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 AppealĀ 

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