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Emma joined Spring Law as a trainee in 2009 and qualified into the family department in 2011.

Emma provides clients with advice and support in relation to a comprehensive range of family law issues including child maintenance, financial provision on divorce, and financial claims by cohabiting couples.

With a broad private client background, Emma advises on matters ancillary to her family law practice, including drafting wills and lasting powers of attorney.

She has a special interest in surrogacy arrangements and alternative families.

Emma is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her client and is a member of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in a non-confrontational way. She also holds ‘higher rights’ for advocacy and has represented clients at Court.

Emma writes a blog which encourages debate on important family law issues. She has also had various articles published and regularly comments in the press including television appearances for Sky News.

To see Emma's short video answering frequently asdked questions on pre-nupital agreements, please click here

Publications and significant cases:

Social Media and the Voice of the Child in Hague Convention Cases, Family Law Week, June 2012

Where there's a will..., The Lady magazine, October 2012

Shared parenting: Is the Government putting the rights of parents before the welfare of children?, Chambers Women in Law

Emma’s Family Law Blog

V v V [2011] EWCH 1190 (Fam)