Emma joined chambers as a tenant in October 2019, following the successful completion of her pupillage. Emma has experience in a broad range of commercial and chancery work. She has appeared in the First-tier Tribunal, the County Court and the High Court. She accepts instructions across chambers’ core practice areas.
Emma has experience advising and settling proceedings in a variety of commercial matters including contractual disputes and the sale and supply of goods and services. Emma has recently acted in applications for strike out/summary judgment and to set aside default judgment.
Emma regularly appears as sole advocate in the High Court and County Court on bankruptcy petitions and winding-up petitions. She acts for debtors, petitioners and insolvency practitioners. Emma has appeared in applications to set aside statutory demands and annulment of bankruptcy orders.
Emma is also familiar with applications to extend time to register a charge with Companies House and with applications to restore dissolved companies to the register.
During pupillage, Emma gained experience of preparing skeleton arguments and written advice in relation to a variety of issues including directors’ duties and liabilities, shareholder disputes, administration applications and removing a trustee in bankruptcy from office.
During pupillage, Emma gained a broad range of experience in relation to pension disputes, in particular, claims for construction and rectification.
During pupillage, Emma has been exposed to a wide variety of real property matters including proprietary estoppel, constructive/resulting trusts and land registration issues.
Emma also has experience dealing with possession proceedings in the County Court and with rent disputes in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
As a pupil, Emma shadowed Counsel and gained experience of drafting proceedings, preparing skeleton arguments and written advice in a variety of disputes including:
• Contentious probate claims including issues of capacity and undue influence
• Claims for family provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
• Revocation of a will
• Part 64 claims for the court’s directions concerning the administration of estates
- BPTC at the University of Law (2017-2018)
- BCL at Wadham College, University of Oxford (2016-2017)
- Law with Study in Continental Europe at the University of Bristol (2010-2014)
Emma graduated from the University of Bristol with a First. She was awarded the prize for coming top of her year in the trusts exam. During her undergraduate degree, Emma spent a year studying law at Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy.
Before coming to the Bar, Emma worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission on the charity law reform project.
- 4 Stone Buildings Prize for joint best performance in Civil Litigation, Evidence and Remedies, The University of Law (2018)
- Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
- Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
- South Square Chambers Scholarship to study the BCL, University of Oxford (2016)
- Herbert Smith Freehills Prize for best performance in trusts, University of Bristol (2014)
- Winner of the Herbert Smith Mooting Competition, University of Bristol (2011)
- Winner of the Field Shield Mock Trial, University of Bristol (2011)
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
The Chancery Bar Association.