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Elizabeth Murray

Year of call 2005, Inner Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Insurance Fraud, Personal Injury

Committee Member to The Nine Lives Foundation

"Could you pass on my thanks to Liz who was extremely impressive as well as very reassuring, straight-forward and helpful. We were definitely in safe hands."

"Can you thank Miss Murray for the way in which she dealt with this matter today. She brought compassion and sensitivity into her professional dealings with the client for which I am most grateful."

Elizabeth is routinely instructed to act for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury fast track and multi track claims valued up to £500,000, and has experience of cases pleaded up to £1 million. 

She accepts instructions in all areas of civil litigation including road traffic accidents (credit hire, low velocity impacts and MIB claims), occupiers' liability, employers' liability, product liability and highway claims.

She has particular enthusiasm for a unique field of litigation involving the Animals Act 1971, and specifically imports her personal knowledge and experience of all things equine into claims involving horses and riders. 

Elizabeth has a very busy insurance fraud practice. In recent years she has represented both claimants and defendants in matters in which fraud is alleged, including phantom passenger claims and LVI. 

Elizabeth has made successful Section 57 and 44.16 applications for fundamental dishonesty when acting on behalf of Defendants and their insurers. In summary:

  • in 2019 she secured an order of £27,000 for the MIB following discontinuance of a claim, using covert audio recordings obtained by the Defendant in the subsequent trial. 
  • in September 2019 she succeeded in having a claim dismissed on the basis of CPR 44.16. 
  • in August 2020 she had a further fast track matter dismissed on the basis of fundamental dishonesty. 
  • in 2021 Elizabeth secured four findings of fundamental dishonesty on behalf of insurers (in February, March, October and November) including one trial which was conducted remotely. 
  • most recently, in January 2022, she successfully appeared on behalf of an insurer before HHJ Bird and had a claim dismissed pursuant to CPR 44.16. 

Elizabeth is willing to act at all stages of litigation from pre-action stage through to CCMC, the final hearing and appeals. She has a very heavy paper practice including advising on liability and quantum, and drafting schedules of loss. 

Where appropriate instructions will be accepted on a conditional fee agreement basis. 

Elizabeth has an approachable and down to earth manner with both her professional and lay clients. She appreciates that litigation can be extremely stressful and will endeavour to put clients at ease. Elizabeth invites instruction at an early stage and appreciates involvement as a case progresses, favouring the teamwork approach to cases which developed prior to her career at the Bar when working for HM Revenue and Customs as an instructing paralegal. At that time Elizabeth had responsibility for a caseload valued in excess of £100 million and accordingly remembers the pressures associated with the same and the management of client expectations. 

When she is not in court, drafting pleadings, or conducting conferences, Elizabeth can be found at the stables with her horse. She is also a keen open water swimmer being a firm believer in its benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing.

Prescribed Information

Miss Murray is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Miss Murray can be found here.

Miss Murray's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Miss Murray to undertake Court work for a brief fee plus refresher days. For paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Miss Murray will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.


Personal Injury Bar Association


LLB (Hons) - Graduate of Liverpool University

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Insurance Fraud

Personal Injury

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