AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Emily is a Chancery and commercial practitioner with a strong academic background and a clear, practical and user-friendly approach to litigation.
Her practice is largely contentious with a focus on property litigation, trusts and inheritance and commercial disputes. She also undertakes professional negligence work relating to her areas of practice and has significant experience of insolvency and directors disqualification proceedings.
Emily regularly acts in the County Court, the High Court and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Residential Property and Land Registration divisions. Her clients include banks and national limited companies, LPA receivers, local authorities and private individuals. She accepts instructions on a public access basis in appropriate cases.
Emily delivers seminars at Chambers events on a regular basis and is happy to provide in-house training to solicitors.
Year of Call: 2003
Emily is experienced in dealing with claims arising out of loans, mortgages and guarantees including issues such as forgery, undue influence and lack of capacity.
Emily undertakes claims arising out of mortgages, guarantees, the sale and supply of goods and property and all forms of contractual disputes.
Basanta v Bradshaw: Five day trial in the High Court in Bristol in which the Court had to consider the damages to be awarded for fraudulent misrepresentations made in the SPIF by the vendors of riverside property (as to whether that property had previously flooded).
Emily is experienced in dealing with bankruptcy and winding up petitions and applications arising in connection with the administration and liquidation of companies in the Business and Property Courts.
Emily undertakes contentious trusts and Probate work including disputes relating to the validity of wills, administration of estates and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Emily has been instructed on a number of professional negligence claims related to property including claims arising out of inaccurate survey reports, errors in conveyancing and the failure to obtain security for monies advanced by mortgage lenders.
Emily has extensive experience of Real Property litigation including commercial and residential landlord and tenant litigation, complex mortgage possession claims, nuisance claims, disputes arising in connection with title to land, adverse possession and issues of land registration. She is frequently asked to advise in relation to the interpretation of easements and covenants.
Member of the Northern and North Eastern Circuits
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (committee member)
Member of the British Irish Commercial Bar Association
Research Assistant at the Law Commission for England and Wales, Property Family and Trust Law team 2004-5
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2012-2018
BA Law 2002 St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA 2006)
Awarded Rebecca Squire Scholarship
BCL 2004 University College, Oxford
Awarded the Princess Royal Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award by Inner Temple
Chambers UK 2021
"She is very well prepared. She knows her case back to front."
Chambers UK 2020
"She is very clear, her advice is delivered in a really concise structure, and she has a calm demeanour."
Chambers UK 2019
‘‘Helpful and switched on’’‘‘Very pleasant’’
Chambers UK 2018
"A decent and well-prepared junior who knows what she's doing.""Calm, intelligent and a pleasure to work with."
‘I have instructed Emily on a difficult injunction/ damages matter. Emily got straight to the main issues and gave clear, concise advice. Emily is an impressive advocate - calm, clear and very persuasive with an air of confidence that is very reassuring. I will certainly be instructing Emily in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her’. Instructing Solicitor in case of Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) Plc
‘You have been such a great source of knowledge, help and support in your dealings with us! I thank you most sincerely for everything that you have done. You are a credit to your profession’. Public access client in adverse possession dispute
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