Emily Ward

Deputy Head of the Family LawTeam

Call: 2011

E: clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk

T: 0113 246 2600 or 01274 722 560

LL.B (Hons) University of Manchester (2010, First Class)
Bar Professional Training Course (2011)
Deputy District Judge (Civil & Private Children)
Deputy District Judge of the Financial Remedies Court

Scholarships & Awards:

Middle Temple, Godfrey Heilpern Scholarship (2010)
University of Manchester
RG Lawton Prize for Family Law (2010)
RG Lawton Prize for Consumer Law (2010)
RG Lawton Prize for Sale and Supply of Goods (2010)
RW Stead Junior Legal Scholarship (2008)
RG Lawton Prize for Tort (2008)
Harry Street Prize for Tort (2008)

Legal Aid Supplier Number 02CDG

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She holds her own against far more senior opponents.’ – Legal 500, 2019.

‘A rising star whose expertise spans a range of family law matters, with a focus on matrimonial finance and child-related cases. She represents parents and local authorities in various care proceedings which often involve complex medical evidence. Strengths: “She is an exceptional advocate with a great eye for detail who consistently impresses with her representation in both financial and children proceedings.” “She offers great client care and is fearless.” “Thorough and generous with her academic knowledge as well as superb value for money.‘ – Chambers & Partners, 2019

Leading Junior, Legal 500 2018: ‘A courageous advocate who pursues her cases with vigour.’

Chambers & Partners, 2018: ‘Her careful and detailed approach ensures that all bases are covered.’ ‘She puts in an incredible amount of work and really goes the extra mile. She is very professional and very client-oriented.’

Chamber & Partners 2017: ‘Emily is extremely helpful and goes that extra mile. She is grounded, down to earth and approachable. Clients feel they can talk to her.’ ‘Emily is very thorough in the work she undertakes. She impresses clients with her caring and professional nature’.



‘Emily Ward’s approach to cases, sound advice and ability to deal with difficult cases is beyond her year of Call. Her bedside manner with clients going through intense amounts of stress is compassionate and reassuring.’ Instructing Solicitor, Leeds

‘Emily is an absolute pleasure to work with and will go out of her way to assist in any way that she can despite the fact that she is usually extremely busy! Thorough and efficient; she is a confident advocate I can rely on.’ Instructing Solicitor, Harrogate

‘Emily displays a high level of legal knowledge mingled with a mature and commercial approach to finding effective financial solutions. She is an advocate who can get her client’s message across effectively.’ Instructing Solicitor, Leeds

Emily represented me in a very complex and difficult family case in May 2016. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the relevant law and her skills inside the court room were of the highest standards at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emily for any family law case but in particular for those that require that extra bit of attention from a well versed professional who can stand their ground. I am very pleased that Emily was on my side of the case and not the other. Very highly recommended.’ Mr L, Client

‘Emily undertakes both financial remedy and children cases and grasps the issues, fights hard for her clients and has a friendly approach to both clients and instructing solicitors.’ Solicitor, Leeds

‘I just wanted to say a massive THANKYOU for all your support and advise throughout what has been the most difficult times. THANKYOU. All the best and it was fantastic having you on board to assist getting my life back on track.’ – Lay client (Feb 2020)

‘Just a quick note to thank you most sincerely for achieving an excellent outcome for my client at the FDR Hearing.  Both he and I were delighted.’ – Solicitor, Skipton (Feb 2020)

‘Thank you for all your help, expertise and skill in representing me in the FDR and Final Hearing and helping bring things to a satisfactory conclusion. I felt very looked after and felt very confident with you at my side throughout what was a rather protracted and difficult set of legal proceedings.’ – Lay client (Aug 2019)