Elizabeth Fox


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Elizabeth Fox is a Partner at Reynolds Dawson and has over 20 years experience of working in the criminal justice system. Qualifying at the Bar in 1989 and transferring to the solicitor’s profession in 1995, she joined Reynolds Dawson later that year and was made a partner in 1998. She is experienced in dealing with all types of allegations, and with clients from all walks of life as well as with the fragility that is sometimes a precursor to, or caused by involvement with the criminal justice and disciplinary systems.

Her experience includes defending many misconduct in public office offences, sexual allegations, including successfully presenting the defence of sexomnia, as well as defending allegations of dishonesty, and offences relating to the use of force and dangerous driving. Advising in cases involving death and serious injury, and defending allegations not only in criminal or disciplinary proceedings, but also in associated High Court proceedings and Inquests. 

Elizabeth has advised in connection with AAIB, and CAA investigations. Together with Danielle she represented BALPA in the High Court proceedings which led to the landmark decision on disclosure in Chief Constable of Sussex Police v Secretary of State for Transport (2016). Elizabeth continues to advise pilots in a variety of discrete circumstances.

Elizabeth is familiar with the stresses that media intrusion presents. An acquittal invariably passes without comment in the press, regardless of previous coverage.

Her representation in a variety of scenarios has attracted equally diverse feedback from clients include the following comments; “The past few months or so have been a bit gloomy, but your obvious assiduity, professional guidance and personable support have been invaluable to myself and the others in remaining confident and maintaining the right perspective, especially with regard to the case's presentation at court. I would even say that you have sometimes turned what would otherwise have been an arduous process into an enjoyable one which is quite an ability to have.”

“Your time, efforts, expertise and compassion were and will always be greatly appreciated. Going through a difficult situation was made that bit less daunting knowing I had you in my corner. Every bit of help you provided came with a smile and a real sense of empathy, which is hard to come by. Once again, thank you very much for everything.”

“What can we say, but a huge thank you for all of your help and persistence with our case. We knew you took it quite personally and wanted the right result, which we got in the end. We will never be able to put into words just how grateful we are. Thank you. “

“Just a short note to thank you, most sincerely, for your kind assistance with recent matters. Yet again Reynolds Dawson has demonstrated its commitment to providing the best advice and representation.”