- Year of Call
Emma accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of civil actions.
Her personal injury work includes accidents at work, road traffic accidents and public liability claims. The range of subject matters in which Emma has acted is wide-ranging including highways claims, assaults in care homes, accidents during sporting events / outdoor pursuits and accidents on holiday. Her work is predominantly in the multi track and fast track, although she regularly accepts instructions for Stage 3 oral hearings and for small claims credit hire hearings.
M v F
Emma acted for a claimant who was injured whilst boarding a commercial aircraft. Much of the liability argument turned on the definition of an ‘accident’ within the Montreal Convention. The Claimant was successful in the County Court and judgment was upheld on appeal, where Emma continued to represent the Claimant.
W v O
Successful claim against a nightclub where a visitor slipped on a wet floor and suffered significant knee damage. The Claimant was unable to pursue career in armed forces due to injury so claim included loss of pension.
M v SCC
Successful claim against the Claimant’s school under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 where the nature of an external door meant that the Claimant, who had Special Educational Needs, needed additional help to navigate it.
J v N
Drafting particulars of claim where the Defendant was sued as an emanation of the State.
Biographical and Other Information
- Member of PIBA
- Bar Vocational Course (The College of Law, London), MA (University of Cambridge) (Classics).
- Before coming to the Bar, Emma was an Air Traffic Controller in the Royal Air Force for 8 years and since retiring from the RAF has undertaken studies in airline operations.
- In her spare time, Emma enjoys supporting Exeter Chiefs and walking her retired greyhound.
Civil Law team members
Year Of Call : 1987
The main focus is in ancillary relief (financial remedies) for husbands, wives and children, especially where there are trust and/or business assets and farms. Mark cuts through volume of paper to the core and critical issues and is focussed and blunt with his clients and the Court alike.View Profile
Year Of Call : 1994
Hugh has extensive experience acting for Local Authorities, parents, grandparents, Guardians and proposed special guardians in care proceedings, including representing young and vulnerable parents, clients with learning difficulties and clients with chronic health firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2000
Lara has represented both Claimants and Defendants in a variety of matters over the last 18 years. She has also given numerous talks and seminars in civil litigation to CPD providers and assisted in writing civil litigation material for online CPD email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2004
Barry is an experienced junior, who defends serious criminal cases including violence, sexual offences, dishonesty and drugs. He also prosecutes and defends in regulatory & quasi-criminal firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2005
Emma is a civil practitioner who accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants in a variety of civil actions. Her personal injury work is wide-ranging and includes accidents at work, road traffic accidents and public liability email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2007
Louise has a diverse practice and represents both landlords and tenants, ensuring that she is familiar with the concerns and issues troubling both sides. She regularly deals with possession cases arising out of mortgage repossession claims and allegations of antisocial firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2010
Felicity is a common law barrister with an established and varied practice in all aspects of criminal and civil law. Felicity is thorough, practical and robust in her approach, whilst remaining email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2011
Laura is a common law barrister with an established practice in civil and family. She is a personable and approachable advocate who prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients and offering sound, pragmatic legal advice. She has studied and worked internationally in France, Brussels, Luxembourg and New Zealand and is a Denning and Eastham Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2013
Emmi is a mixed common law barrister with established practices in all aspects of family, crime and civil. Emmi joined Walnut House in September 2014 having successfully completed a twelve-month pupillage in chambers, and since then has continued to enjoy a busy mixed practice. Emmi prides herself on being a personable and persuasive advocate who is both thorough and robust in her email@example.com View Profile