Call: 2014 (Inner Temple)
Qualifications: Bar Professional Training Course (The City Law School) – Outstanding LLM (UCL) – Distinction LLB (The University of Bristol) – First Class Awards Barstow Scholarship, The City Law School (for third best overall results on the BPTC) Major Scholarship, Inner Temple; Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple
During pupillage, Emma gained experience of, and assisted with, a broad range of matters, including professional negligence claims, probate proceedings and partnership disputes. She has also attended hearings in the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, the Chancery Division and the County Courts.
During pupillage, Emma attended a planning inquiry concerning an appeal under section 68 of the Town and County Planning Act against the refusal of planning permission. She has also gained experience of, and assisted with, a range of planning matters, including the lawfulness of planning conditions, lawful use and prior approval. Prior to pupillage, Emma completed an LLM at UCL, which encompassed study of public and administrative law matters. As a result, Emma has a solid understanding of the public law principles which underpin planning disputes.
Emma is a barrister specialising in commercial and chancery work. She joined Chambers as a tenant on 1 October 2017, following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of James Pearce-Smith, Richard Gold and Alex Troup. Emma has a busy court practice, being regularly instructed to appear in the County Courts for trials, possession hearings, and also procedural matters, including CCMCs, preliminary hearings and interim applications (such as pre-action disclosure, strike out and set aside). Emma now seeks to develop her practice across all aspects of commercial and chancery work.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Emma completed an LLM at UCL (Distinction) and an LLB at The University of Bristol (First Class). Upon completion of her studies, Emma spent two years working as a Law Reporter for the All England Reporter, during which time she wrote and edited digests of judgments across all areas of law. This provided an excellent opportunity to observe hearings, both at first instance and on appeal, and also to cover some of the most high-profile Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases.