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Emma Williams Banking, Finance and Financial Regulation

Emma graduated from the University of Bristol with the best first class degree in her year and received the Savage Prize for best overall performance. Emma is dedicated to providing a first class service. She understands that all clients deserve nothing less.

Emma handles a wide range of commercial litigation ranging from representing the interests of multi-national companies to sole traders. She understands the commercial approach required in such litigation and the importance of leveraging as strong a position as possible for her clients.

Emma has experience of banking and finance matters; in particular, within the context of Consumer Credit legislation. In addition, Emma has experience of disputes arising out of guarantees and mortgages. She also has experience in securing injunctive relief.

She has a particular interest in the impact of banking practices upon consumers and received a Law Reform prize from the Bar Council for an essay upon the right of appropriation of benefit recipients upon benefits paid into their bank accounts. 

In addition to appearing in court, Emma drafts pleadings and advice in matters as broad as, but certainly not limited to, construction disputes, professional negligence, breach of contract, and simple debt claims. She understands the interdisciplinary nature of banking and finance litigation and its relation to, for instance, insolvency law.

Emma is happy to represent clients at mediation. 

Previous Experience
Litigation Assistant, SLC Solicitors
Junior Costs Drafter, Lyons Davidson
Gateway Assessor, Citizens Advice
Social Policy Co-ordinator, Citizens Advice
Witness Support Volunteer, Victim Support

Literature (especially the 18th century), and music.


From Inner Temple
Frank & Burris Gahan Scholar
Exhibition Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award

From the Bar Council
Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition, Second Prize

From the College of Law
No5 Plea in Mitigation Competition
Negotiation Competition

From the University of Bristol
The Savage Prize, for best overall performance
Dean’s List
Ross Turnbull Prize

From the University of Oxford
Oxford University Access Essay Competition, Second Prize


‘Credit where credit is due: reforming a benefit recipient’s first right of appropriation’, www.barcouncil.org.uk
Costs in Focus, 2013, Lyons Davidson, Contributor


University of Bristol, First Class BA (Hons), English – ranked first in year
The College of Law, LLB, Upper second, Law
The College of Law, Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent
The College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation