Emily is an Associate in the Firm's Private department, specialising in dispute resolution.
She advises on both personal and commercial disputes, both onshore and offshore. Her clients are individuals, trustees, executors and corporate entities.
Emily has a particular interest in trust and estate litigation, both domestic and international. She regularly advises on disputes concerning wills and international succession, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, proprietary estoppel claims, lifetime gifts and estate administration issues, trust disputes and Court of Protection matters. Her work frequently has an international, multi-jurisdictional element. Emily is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, as well as seeking injunctive relief.
Emily has contributed articles to Trusts & Trustees, the STEP Journal, Solicitors Journal and ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Magazine.
Emily is member of ConTrA (the Contentious Trusts Association) and an Associate member of ACTAPS.
Emily is also a trustee of Able Child Africa and a supervisor on the SPITE project (advising the victims of revenge porn).
- Acting on behalf of a company incorporated in Dubai in respect of sums owed to it under a loan facility agreement with a BVI company and that was secured on a London residential property worth approximately £70 million.
Acting on behalf of a beneficiary in respect of a complex multi-generational family dispute concerning intertwined issues regarding inheritance and an Isle of Man trust.
Advising an offshore trustee as to whether it should submit to the jurisdiction of English courts in the context of divorce proceedings.
Acting on behalf of a beneficiary of three family trusts collectively worth several billion dollars in a multi-jurisdictional trust arbitration claim involving injunctive proceedings.
Acting on behalf of two beneficiaries of an estate worth several million pounds in respect of a Will challenge they brought on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and fraudulent calumny.
Acting on behalf of three beneficiaries of a significant estate in respect of a Will challenge they brought on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and want of knowledge and approval.
Advising the beneficiary of an estate in relation to a claim for financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.
Articles and Publications
- 'Protecting the vulnerable: Presumption of undue influence in testamentary contexts', Solicitors Journal, 5 November 2021
- 'A Constructive Approach', the STEP Journal, Issue 2, 6 April 2021
- 'Stewards enquiry: challenging a professional trustee’s remuneration', Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, 26 February 2021
- 'Proprietary Estoppel: the common sense continues', ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Magazine, February 2021
- The presumption against double portions, 27 July 2020
- Acceptance in Lieu Scheme: key considerations for executors, 2 June 2020
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Payne Hicks Beach
Kaplan Law School, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
University of Bristol, M.A. in Law (Distinction; highest performing student on both years of the course)
Trinity College, Dublin M. Phil. in Popular Literature (Distinction; highest performing student on the course)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, B.A. (Hons) in English Literature (1st Class)