Ms. Elisabeth Bussey-Jones

Elisabeth has over 20 years experience as a barrister, commencing her career in the areas of civil and commercial litigation before moving into criminal law. She was admitted as a barrister of the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1992. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1994 and called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1997.

She also sits as a part time coroner and is a lay member on the General Dental Council (Investigations Committee). Elisabeth is particularly skilled at evaluating and analysing evidence in order to reach the critical issues in any dispute. She is adept at handling volumes of highly sensitive material.

As a barrister, she has enjoyed a busy and successful practice as a courtroom advocate, principally instructed in substantial criminal cases. She has been on the Crown Prosecution Service’s highest-grade specialist list since 2007. She has acted in all types of criminal cases. Many of her cases involve working with multi-disciplinary teams and dealing with vulnerable witnesses who are giving disturbing evidence, as well as leading evidence from and cross-examining expert witnesses.

As an Assistant Coroner Elisabeth has a close understanding of complex medical evidence and deaths in hospitals or state detention. Her experience equips her for inquest advocacy, participating in fitness to practice panels, conducting investigations and assisting with public inquiries as well as dispute resolution.

She has experience of teaching undergraduates in areas of negligence and contract law and postgraduates on evidential topics and legal updates.

She is undertaking a Diploma in Forensic Medical Science.