Mishcon de Reya LLP


Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs over 1300 people with more than 630 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 40% revenue growth in the past five years alone.

With presence in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Singapore and Hong Kong (through its association with Karas So LLP), the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.

The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: CorporateDispute ResolutionEmploymentInnovationPrivate; and Real Estate.

Insolvency Contacts

Elizabeth Metliss

Managing Associate

+44 20 3321 7472

Elizabeth is a Managing Associate in the Dispute Resolution department, specialising in civil fraud and commercial litigation. She has acted in a number of commercial disputes involving dishonesty and fraud issues and is experienced in obtaining freezing orders, search orders, delivery-up orders and third party disclosure orders.

She has also acted in a variety of cases involving insolvency matters and breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and professional negligence claims.  Her cases often involve parties from and issues relating to foreign jurisdictions.

Elizabeth is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA).

David Leibowitz



David acts regularly for insolvency practitioners, trade creditors, directors, shareholders and foreign lawyers on both domestic and cross border insolvencies. He has extensive insolvency litigation experience, in particular in the context of the conduct of claims brought by and against officeholders, fraud cases, cases concerning validity of security, asset recovery, guarantees, director’s duties, office holders duties, transaction avoidance and disqualification proceedings. He has particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency assignments in the insurance and financial services industries and the interaction between FSMA and the Insolvency Act. David advises regularly on property insolvency issues including issues arising from CVAs and Restructuring Plans.

David is a CEDR accredited mediator. He is a peer reviewer for Oxford University Press on restructuring and insolvency publications. David is on the Consulting Editorial Board for LexisNexis and is recognised by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading practitioner in insolvency law. David currently sits on the Insolvency Rules Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Justice.