Elaine Aarons

Partner | London

Client services contact Candice Driver


Track record

Directors and Officers liability insurance

Negotiated gold-plated indemnities to supplement Directors and Officers liability insurance so that employers provide her clients with much needed financial support when they are facing investigations, claims, adverse PR etc - something that is increasingly important as personal liability for office holders and senior managers becomes more of an issue.

Private equity businesses

Advised executives who are joining or exiting businesses backed by private equity. She is very concerned by the one-sided documentation that is prevalent in private equity deals. This can result in executives not realising the gains they hoped for and she is used to negotiating improvements and ensuring clients are aware of the risks and opportunities that private equity presents.

FCA, PRA and other regulatory investigations

Acts for individuals having to respond to internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings where allegations and related regulatory notifications could potentially prevent them continuing with their current career, particularly where they are dependant on approval from the FCA and the PRA (and other regulators) in order to continue working. There can also be the risk of a FCA Enforcement investigation and regulatory proceedings to mitigate.

Parliamentary and other public enquiries

Advised CEOs on how to respond to Parliamentary and other public enquiries into their businesses and their management.

Public Accounts Committee

Advised on matters in which the Public Accounts Committee has taken an interest.


  • Appeared on TV and radio numerous times.

  • Lectured to business and professional audiences on almost all aspects of employment law.