Emily Duckworth

Emily Duckworth Insolvency Barrister


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young

Emily Duckworth Insolvency Barrister

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.


‘‘Helpful and switched on’’

Chambers UK 2019


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

Areas of Expertise        



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 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." 


Client comments and testimonials

‘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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