Elizabeth Cotton (Capital Law)

Elizabeth Cotton TEP

Elizabeth is a solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial team, with a focus on advising family-owned businesses.

Her work involves company and group re-structuring, acquisitions and disposals, investments, EMI schemes, partnership and shareholders’ agreements and general company advice. She also advises High Net Worth individuals and their private trusts, family companies and groups

Elizabeth has completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates for England and Wales and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

  • Wolfestone Translation Limited on the acquisition of Robertson Languages International Limited..
  • A Welsh further education institution on its acquisition of a training business.
  • A housing charity on corporate governance and trustee/director duties.
  • A high net worth individual on the creation and structuring of his family investment company into three separate corporate groups.
  • The trustees of a local charity creating a new CIO, transferring assets from the existing unincorporated charity to the CIO, and linking the charities for administration purposes.
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • EMI schemes
  • General company advice
  • Group restructuring
  • Partnership and shareholders agreements


  • Solicitor, Capital Law (2017 – present)
  • Solicitor, Gabb & Co Solicitors (2015 – 2017)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice (2013 – 2015)
  • Paralegal, Thomas Simon Solicitors (2012 – 2013)


  • STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales)
  • BPP University: LPC (2011 – 2013)
  • BPP University: Graduate Diploma in Law (2010 – 2011)
  • University of Exeter: BA in English Literature, 2:1 (2005 – 2008)


  • TEP and full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners