Prior to commencing pupillage, Emily acquired six years of freelance advocacy experience in a wide range of civil litigation. Her practice encompassed the following areas: commercial and residential property, contract disputes, landlord and tenant, mortgage repossession, personal injury, consumer credit, insolvency and debt recovery. She therefore has a working knowledge in these areas from which she intends to develop a practice within the Business, Property and Probate team.
Emily commenced pupillage under the supervision of Kerry Barker in January 2021 and has been involved in all aspects of family proceedings. Within public and private law, she has assisted with particularly difficult and complex cases involving preventable death, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, domestic violence and mental health aspects along with cross-jurisdictional elements up to High Court level.
Emily has also developed a keen interest in matrimonial finance cases, having accompanied a number of senior specialist practitioners in mid and high value cases. She has also gained a valuable insight into needs-based cases requiring creative, practical solutions along with those involving family businesses and intervenors. Emily is keen to establish and develop a broad practice within the Family Team.
Following her call to the Bar in 2014 Emily was heavily involved with the local legal community in her role as Events Officer for the Junior Lawyers Division. She is motivated by the importance of supportive relationships within the profession, especially among women of all seniority. Emily also enjoys travelling around the world independently, allowing her to cultivate relationships with people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. She prides herself on being approachable, open-minded and always seeking to learn.
Emily is available to take instructions in all areas covered by the Business, Property and Probate Team and Family Team as of 5th July 2021.