Emma is dedicated to providing a first class service. She understands that all clients deserve nothing less. Emma graduated from the University of Bristol with the best first class degree in her year and won the Savage Prize for best overall performance.
Emma has appeared in the High Court, County Courts and the Court of Protection in matters ranging from multi-track trials to emergency injunctions to interim applications.
Emma receives instructions in a wide range of fields. She is especially interested in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, matters relating to capacity and trusts and TOLATA cases. In particular, Emma understands the personal, and emotional, complications experienced by clients in these often sensitive matters.
Emma has a broad paper practice, regularly advising clients upon a range of matters relating to estate and trusts, additionally, Emma drafts pleadings.
Emma is happy to represent clients at mediations.
Recent court cases:
Representation of a claimant under a constructive trust in a multi-day multi-track trial. Representation of a claimant executor and beneficiary for an order for sale against a co-owner of the Deceased’s property. The case explored the wide scope of s 15 of TOLATA Representation of claimant executors and beneficiaries for an order for sale against a co-beneficiary. Application for injunctive relief in a claim under a constructive trust where the respondent was threatening to sell the subject property.
Recent advisory work and drafting includes:
Advising an executor as to the effect of the Forfeiture Rule and the Intestacy Rules, Advising a prospective defendant against a proposed claim for proprietary estoppel, Advising upon the removal and appointment of executors and trustees, Advising upon a beneficiary under a will, with a life interest and right to occupy, who has been forcibly removed from a property, as to the likely effect of TOLATA and the likelihood of obtaining injunctive relief to prevent sale of the property, Drafting proceedings to remove a trustee, Drafting proceedings to pronounce for a will in solemn form.
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;
No 5 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
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
‘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