Emma Loizou has a broad chancery practice covering the full range of Radcliffe Chambers’ core practice areas with a particular interest in private client and insolvency litigation. She regularly appears as sole advocate in the County Court and High Court.
Emma has experience advising and representing clients in matters relating to wills, trusts and estates. Her recent work includes:
- Representing a defendant executor in relation to a removal application under section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 at the directions and costs hearing.
- Representing executors in an application for specific disclosure made by the claimant in a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Representing a protected party at an approval hearing concerning a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Advising in relation to section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
As a pupil, Emma shadowed counsel and gained experience of settling 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 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.
Emma regularly appears as sole advocate in the High Court and County Court in personal and corporate insolvency matters, in particular in winding up and bankruptcy petitions. She acts for debtors, petitioners and insolvency practitioners.
Emma has experience of a range of insolvency applications including applications to set aside a statutory demand, applications for the annulment of a bankruptcy order and applications for the possession and sale of a bankrupt’s former home.
Emma’s recent work includes:
- Appearing at a petition for the winding up of a company on the just and equitable ground.
- Advising on the options available for challenging a winding up order.
- Representing the respondent in an application to set aside a costs order following the dismissal of a winding up petition.
Emma is also developing a broad company law practice. She is 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.
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 is also regularly instructed to represent clients in commercial disputes. Recently, she has appeared in applications for strike out and summary judgment and relief from sanctions. She also has experience of attending a dispute resolution hearing.
Emma advises on and represents clients in property-related disputes.
Emma’s recent work includes:
- Representing the appellant in an appeal in possession proceedings.
- Representing the respondent in an application to set aside a possession order.
- Preparing written submissions for the determination of a breach of covenant under section 168 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
Emma is also familiar with possession proceedings in the County Court and with rent disputes in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
During pupillage, Emma gained experience of a wide variety of real property matters including proprietary estoppel, constructive and resulting trusts and land registration issues.
During pupillage, Emma gained a broad range of experience in relation to pension disputes, in particular claims for construction and rectification.
Emma also attended the Association of Pensions Lawyers Beginners Course.
- 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.