Partner, Emma specialises in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown to include divorce, financial relief with substantial and complex financial disputes between spouses and cohabitants, private law children cases and pre and post-nuptial settlements. She has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving complex business assets, inherited wealth, farming assets, trusts and Armed Forces pensions. Emma has a wealth of experience acting for clients involved in Children Act proceedings to include applications for removal from the jurisdiction, the future living arrangements for the children and acting for grandparents. As a member of Resolution and a trained collaborative family lawyer she seeks to provide an alternative to litigation for her clients, if appropriate and steer her clients towards workable solutions.
Legal 500 (2017) recognise Emma on having particular expertise in representing military personnel, ‘combines the perfect balance of strength and determination to get the very best result whilst being able to sensitively advise her clients on how to reach agreement’.
What clients say about Emma:
"I’d like to say how grateful I am for the sensitive yet thorough and professional advice you’ve given me.”
“Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all your efforts on my behalf which were always carried out in the most professional manner.”
“Thank you for supporting me through this period and for your good grace and support during some of the emotional moments. How you do this every day is beyond me but you are very good at it.”
"You have restored my faith in the legal system, which was my plea to you! I have really appreciated your professionalism. I would gladly recommend you to anyone else.”
“You have been tremendously kind, supportive and considered in all the advice you have given me. Going through divorce is terribly upsetting and stressful but you have made this process less so for me. I think a personal recommendation is the best way to go in finding someone to deal with something so important and I'm recommending you to anyone that will listen!”
2003 qualified as a solicitor
2007 qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer
2015 joined Trethowans as Partner
Away from the office...
Emma loves to entertain with friends and family. She also enjoys weekends away and trips abroad with her two small children, husband and dog in tow. As well as juggling work and family, she swims and goes to the gym. She also has an appreciation of French red wine.
- Divorce and separation
- Financial provision
- Cohabitation and pre/post nuptial settlements
- Collaborative law and other methods of alternative dispute resolution