Part of the Abuse Team
Elise is a paralegal in the Abuse team. She joined the firm in December 2018. Elise assists members of the team, representing survivors of abuse in their claims for compensation against organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, local authorities, schools and religious institutions.
Prior to joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Elise gained experience as a witness service volunteer at Snaresbrook Crown Court. She worked with victims of serious crimes, particularly victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, offering them legal and emotional support before they gave evidence in Court. She also worked alongside criminal law solicitors at the Centre for Criminal Appeals, helping to re-examine evidence in criminal cases where the incarcerated was suspected to be a victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Elise speaks French and English fluently. She studied both in France and England: French law and English law; as well as criminology. In 2016, as part of an Erasmus exchange scheme, she obtained her Masters degree in French Law from University College, London. In 2018, she graduated from City University in Criminology and Criminal Justice, for which she was awarded a Merit. During the course of her Masters degree, Elise wrote a dissertation on the differing treatment of female victims of rape in England and France. She is particularly interested in the differences in the two legal systems and in the social support available for victims of crimes.
Her long standing interest in the area of sexual violence and supporting survivors has driven Elise to want to help survivors of abuse.