Meet the Team

Elizabeth Warhurst

Elizabeth Warhurst

Head of Legal and Commercial Services and Monitoring Officer

A highly experienced local government solicitor and dynamic head of service, with a proven track record of success at the cutting edge of public services.

Louis Sebastian

Louis Sebastian

Legal Services Team Manager and Deputy Monitoring Officer

A confident and enthusiastic lawyer with particular experience in commercial contracts.

Sima Odedra

Sima Odedra

Principal Solicitor (Planning)

A confident and enthusiastic solicitor with experience dealing with detailed agreements, planning appeals, planning enforcement and judicial reviews.

Louise Arnold

Louise Arnold

Regulatory and Enforcement Solicitor

A highly competent and confident solicitor with a wealth of local government experience. Louise specialises in prosecutions, possessions, licensing, anti-social behaviour and corporate governance.

Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott

Contracts and Commercial Solicitor

Contracts and Commercial Solicitor with 7 years experience in both the private and public sector.

Helen Lisney

Helen Lisney

Legal Assistant

A practical assistant with 25 years’ experience in housing, real estate and landlord and tenant matters, including advising on and drafting leasehold and freehold documentation.

Tom Pickwell

Tom Pickwell

Trainee Solicitor

Tom joins us following successful completion of his Legal Practice Course. He will undertake training in all specialisms of the team leading him to qualification in November 2019.