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Elisabeth Mason, Associate at Penningtons Manches


Elisabeth is an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team in London. She advises on a range of domestic and international disputes including commercial contract disputes, banking disputes, financial mis-selling claims, and shareholder disputes.

She has a particular interest in the areas of defamation, privacy and data protection, and is a member of the reputation management team at Penningtons Manches Cooper which acts for a wide range of private individuals, companies and membership organisations on both the claimant and defendant side. She also focuses on disputes involving technology and is a member of the firm’s technology sector group. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked for a nuclear manufacturing firm preparing bids for UK and international government contracts.

Elisabeth has written articles for Commercial Litigation JournalNew Law Journal and Procurement and Outsourcing Journal. She is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and is currently undertaking the SCL Foundations of IT Law programme. She is also a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a claimant against an NHS trust for misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Acting for the claimant in Zahir Monir v Steve Wood, a libel action arising out of a defamatory tweet that was published on the Bristol UKIP Twitter account in the run up to the 2015 UK general election. The trial of this action is taking place in the Media and Communications List, Queen’s Bench Division, in April and July 2018.
  • Acting for the claimant in Syndicate Bank v Dansinganis and Siglo 21 Limited. The claimant is seeking to enforce a legal charge and personal guarantees in the face of counterclaims and an undue influence defence. The trial of this action took place in the Chancery Division in December 2016 and January 2017. Judgment is awaited.
  • Assisting an international transport company with a competition law claim against a major UK airport.

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