Emily specialises in commercial disputes and has considerable experience of both domestic and international litigation. She has a particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional cases involving fraud, insolvency, banking and financial services. She also handles related professional negligence claims and has experience in the construction sector.
Emily is regularly instructed as sole counsel across her areas of specialism for advisory work and frequently appears in court. This year she has been instructed unled in cases including the following:
- advising in relation to a property transaction involving restrictive covenants with a value of c.£25m
- the two-day trial of a consumer construction dispute
- applications relating to personal and corporate insolvency in the Insolvency Court
- advising on a fraud claim against the former financial controller of a limited company
- adjudications regarding construction disputes
- an application for judgment in default engaging cross-jurisdictional principles and involving issues under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Emily was also instructed in 2020 as junior counsel in the five-week trial of a substantial and highly technical commercial dispute in the renewables sector with an approximate value of c.£50m (Toucan Energy Holdings Limited v Wirsol Energy Limited & Ors).
Her international experience extends to the Channel Islands, BVI, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Before joining Hardwicke and following pupillage at a leading London commercial chambers, Emily worked for a major London law firm handling a wide variety of commercial litigation and arbitration. Her commercial experience has also been enhanced by her time with the editorial team at Simon & Schuster UK.
Emily has a red belt in taekwondo and is a keen runner. She also enjoys the theatre and is passionate about books, particularly science fiction.
Banking & Finance
Civil Fraud & Asset Tracing
Companies, Joint Ventures & Partnerships
Energy & Renewables
Trusts including TOLATA
Financial Professionals, Insolvency Professionals, Directors & Officers
Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent), BPP University
Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), City Law School
MPhil (Classics), St John’s College, Cambridge
BA Hons (First) in Classics, St John’s College, Cambridge
Excellence Award, BPP
Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
McMahon Studentship, St John’s College, Cambridge
Faculty of Classics MPhil Studentship
Wace Medal for excellence in Archaeology
Henry Arthur Scholarship and Travel Exhibition