Business, Property and Probate
Emily’s civil law practice incorporates a range of matters, including land and trust disputes, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 claims and professional negligence cases.
Emily has particular specialism in civil and chancery matters with a family element, given her extensive family law practice, including advising in professional negligence issues stemming from family law proceedings/advice and land and trust disputes in a family setting. She also regularly advises in TOLATA cases arising from cohabitation disputes, and bankruptcy and insolvency in a family law context.
She is able to quickly grasp and tackle all relevant issues and provide commercially sound advice to clients. Emily is adept at bringing a sensitive yet sensible approach to the case, and is always readily available at the end of the phone for a discussion about her cases. Emily prides herself on quick a turn around for written instructions.
Emily’s recent cases include:
- Acting for a client resisting an application to annul his bankruptcy petition. Linked financial remedy proceedings.
- Representing an intervener in civil proceedings (the family proceedings having been stayed pending the outcome of the civil dispute) concerning various property transactions and arguments as to beneficial interests in property.
- Successful resistance of an application for permission to appeal in a second appeal on behalf of the Lord Chancellor (reported:  EWCA Civ 671)
- Advising on quantum in cases where the client has a significant and life-changing diagnosis, including a diagnosis of Regional Chronic Pain Syndrome, dental injuries and significant scarring cases.