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Emmi has experience acting for Local Authorities, parents and other significant family members in care proceedings from first hearing (either first directions or urgent applications for Interim Care Orders/ Emergency Protection Orders) through to contested final hearings, including representation of individuals seeking leave to make applications and to become parties. Emmi is experienced in acting for young and vulnerable parties and those with learning difficulties or where the Official Solicitor is acting. Emmi also has experience in dealing with proceedings under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
Re K (2019): Emmi acted in proceedings in the High Court regarding the covert administration of medical treatment to a child.
Re Y (2019): Emmi represented a parent in an application to the High Court to prevent another parent from being served with notice of the proceedings.
Re J (2018): Emmi acted for a Local Authority in successfully opposing a parent’s application for leave to oppose the making of an Adoption Order.
Re W (2018): Emmi represented a father in successfully opposing the Local Authority’s application for a Special Guardianship Order at the final hearing.
Re L (2017): Emmi acted for the police in successfully applying for an injunction in the High Court to vary an order for disclosure on the grounds of Public Interest Immunity.
Re S (2017): Emmi acted for a Maternal Aunt of a child who successfully sought leave to make an application for an Independent Social Work Assessment regarding her application for a Special Guardianship Order.
Emmi has extensive experience in representing parents and grandparents in private law disputes from the application stage, or the FHDRA, through to contested interim and final hearings, and enforcement proceedings.
Re H (2019): Emmi represented a parent at a fact-finding hearing where serious allegations of sexual violence were being made.
Re D (2019): Emmi represented a parent whose previously ordered contact had been suspended and successfully assisted them to ensure that contact was reinstated by the court.
Re L (2018): Emmi represented a mother in successfully opposing the father’s application to prevent her from relocating with their child and making a successful application for costs.
Re P (2017): Emmi represented a mother in successfully seeking numerous serious findings against the father in his application for contact. An application for costs was successful.
Re L (2017): Emmi acted for a father in successfully opposing the grandparents’ application for leave to apply for a Child Arrangements Order.
Re R (2017): Emmi represented a father in successfully opposing findings that were sought by the mother for serious sexual and violent offences.
Re D (2017): Emmi acted for a father in successfully enforcing a Child Arrangements Order against the mother.
Domestic Violence and Injunctions
Emmi regularly acts for parties in injunction proceedings including the making of without-notice applications for Non-Molestation Orders.
E v G (2019): Emmi acted for a party in successfully obtaining an on-notice final Non-Molestation Order against their ex-partner.
P v S (2017): Emmi acted for the applicant who successfully sought a without-notice Non-Molestation Order against their cousin.
W v H (2016): Emmi acted for the applicant who successfully sought a without-notice Non-Molestation Order against their mother.
Emmi has experience in acting for both petitioners and respondents at all stages of ancillary relief proceedings including those made within marriages or civil partnerships, and applications to enforce Consent Orders.
C v B (2019): Emmi acted for the respondent in an application for maintenance pending suit.
M v M (2018): Emmi acted for a party in obtaining a favourable settlement at the Financial Dispute Resolution hearing.
W v W (2017): Emmi acted for a party in seeking to enforce various aspects of a Consent Order.
Biographical and Other Information
- 2013: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (Outstanding). 2012: University of Sheffield, LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology (First Class)
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. The Western Circuit. CPS Advocacy Panel, Level 2. Serious Fraud Office, Disclosure Panel. The Bar Pro Bono Unit. Direct Access Portal
- 2013: The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize. 2013: The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Certificate of Honour. 2012: The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Harmsworth Scholarship. 2012: University of Sheffield, Centre for Criminological Research Prize (highest achieving graduate)
- Outside of her work as a barrister, Emmi keeps her own horses and enjoys all aspects of horse-riding including low-level competing.
Family 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 email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2002
Theresa is instructed in multi-day final hearings at which the Court determines whether children should be placed in care of the Local Authority, remain in the care of the Local Authority, be returned to their parents, placed with other family members or have placement orders made in respect of firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2004
Helen is a very experienced member of our Family Team in Chambers.
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Year Of Call : 2005
Emma is a practitioner who accepts instructions in both civil and family law. Personable and approachable to clients, Emma has a practical and down-to-earth style both in conference and in email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2011
Laura is a family barrister with a busy and varied practice acting and advising in public and private law proceedings, applications for injunctive relief and financial remedy proceedings. She is a personable and approachable advocate who prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. She has studied and worked internationally in France, Brussels, Luxembourg and New Zealand and is a Denning and Eastham Scholar of Lincoln’s Innlaura.firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2013
Emmi is a specialist family barrister with established practices in all aspects of public and private law proceedings, injunctive proceedings and ancillary relief. 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 family practice. Emmi prides herself on being a personable and persuasive advocate who is both thorough and robust in her email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2019
Evie accepts instructions in both criminal and family law. She regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts where she prosecutes and defends in all stages of proceedings. She also acts for parents in both private and care proceedings from application stage through to contested interim and final hearings.
Since joining Walnut House after successfully completing a twelve-month pupillage in chambers, Evie has continued to enjoy a busy and varied practice. She has been complimented on her pragmatic and personable manner with her firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2020
Sam has developed a diverse practice across Chambers’ family, criminal and civil teams, representing clients throughout the South West. He prides himself on his attention to detail, being approachable and offering pragmatic advice.
Sam completed his pupillage under the supervision of Hugh Cornford and accepted tenancy from Walnut House in October 2021. Furthermore, Sam successfully obtained his public access qualification in October 2022.
Year Of Call : 2021
Zoe recently completed a successful pupillage at Walnut House and as a result was offered a tenancy which she accepted. Prior to pupillage, she worked as a paralegal at a boutique agricultural law firm. During her BPTC, she volunteered as an Appropriate Adult, supporting children in police station interviews, and at Support Through Court, assisting litigants in person with the court process. She has also completed internships assisting a children’s charity with their policy documents, and in the privacy department of an international email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2017
Azzam has a mixed Civil, Criminal and Family practice at Walnut House.View Profile