Elspeth Talbot Rice KC

Barrister  |  XXIV Old Buildings


Dispute Resolution or Arbitration

Estates: Contentious

Trusts: Contentious

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Described in the directories as "the smiling assassin" Elspeth is a highly sought after court advocate who commands a wealth of international trusts expertise. She acts in international trust matters across the globe, combining her knowledge and depth of experience with incisive legal analysis, clarity of expression, practicality, supreme approachability, energy and zest, a strong court presence and superb advocacy. A market source has said " Elspeth embodies all of the qualities we look for in our leading counsel: intellectual rigour, fierce determination, engagement with the client and the detail of the case, composure under pressure, commerciality and articulate leadership. She manages also to be highly responsive, accessible, energetic and incredibly positive. This combination of skills and personality is incredibly hard to find in one person and consequently she is much in demand in the big cases, where her sense of purpose and direction are of immense value."

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

MCR, Lincoln's Inn

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

trust your instincts and be yourself

What was your first job?

riding instructor

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

The Shardlake series and the Burton and Lamb series

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

greater use of AI products which are being developed.