Described in Spears 500 as a "Distinguished Individual", Elliot is head of the luxury asset group
within the business advisory division and is based in our London office. He is
a highly motivated individual, technically adept, with extensive commercial
experience, who sees the “big picture” with ease. Analytical and pragmatic, he
is known to facilitate innovative and efficient solutions to complex issues.
Elliot is well known in the marine
sector, and has acted in multi-jurisdictional litigation on behalf of major
banks and insurers in respect of policy coverage issues and international
enforcement of loan security against pleasure boats and superyachts. In
addition, he has considerable experience of charter disputes and dealing with
disputed commission payments arising out of the sale and purchase of vessels.
Notable cases include a safe port claim
which resulted in a successful outcome for the client following a 5-day
Admiralty Court trial, and a more recent win on behalf of a bank seeking to
enforce a personal guarantee.
He has also acted for claimants and
defendants in a broad range of marine related personal injury litigation from
fast track through to catastrophic injury claims both in the UK and overseas
including dealing with a claim by a minor rendered tetraplegic by an accident
on board a private yacht in Portuguese territorial waters.
Elliot also has experience in dispute
resolution in the art world, relating to defective title, provenance and
attribution. He works closely with colleagues in advising artists on their
moral rights and copyright of their work, protecting their brand and
reputational issues. He is also a Freeman of the City of London.