Emma advises on all aspects of family law and assists clients going through a separation whether they are married, in a civil partnership or unmarried.
She advises on Children Act matters including applications for child arrangements, with complicating factors such as mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence. She deals with leave to remove cases, specific issues and applications by grandparents. She also advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Her particular specialty is dealing with complex financial disputes including matters where there is substantial income and capital, business and trust assets and an international dimension. She has acted for many clients on variation of maintenance cases.
Emma is a Resolution Accredited Family Law Specialist with accreditations in Financial Provision and Children Law.
Training & employment experience
Emma graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Law and then studied the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999 at a Surrey firm and has continued to practice family law in Surrey ever since. Before joining Stowe Family Law, Emma was the Deputy Head of a successful family law department within a firm ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.
Emma is known for her down-to-earth and friendly manner, she is empathetic and extremely practical. This approach has led to most of her clients being referred to her by past clients. Having been through a divorce herself, Emma is acutely aware of the practical and emotional issues her clients face and is passionate about ensuring they are fully supported throughout their legal journey. She works closely with third parties such as IFAs, counsellors and parenting coaches who can help provide much-needed holistic support.
Emma was awarded Family Lawyer of the Year Award at the 2019 Surrey Law Society Awards.
Outside of work
Outside of work Emma has a busy family life. She enjoys cooking, particularly cake making, and decorating. She enjoys foreign travel, going to the theatre and art.