Emma has been advising on charity law since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002. Following initial experience in private practice advising on charity law and private client matters, Emma spent seven years as an in-house lawyer at the Charity Commission providing legal advice to the Commission’s various caseworking teams regarding charity law, company law, administrative law, information law and litigation.

Before joining BWB, Emma worked at the Government Legal Department (formerly the Treasury Solicitor’s Department) where her role was to help to establish a Knowledge Management strategy and to promote good management of legal know-how among the Government’s advisory lawyers.

Qualifications and Career

  • University of Leicester, LLB Law with French Law and Language, 1998
  • College of Law York, Legal Practice Course, 1999
  • Trainee Solicitor, Allen & Overy, 2000
  • Admitted as a Solicitor at Allen & Overy, 2002
  • Practised at BP Collins Solicitors, 2004
  • Legal Adviser to the Charity Commission, 2006
  • Head of Legal Knowledge Management (Advisory), Government Legal Department, 2013
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in 2015