Lawyer - Stephensons Solicitors
Emma joined Stephensons in 2019 as a solicitor in the family law department based in the Manchester office. She was made an associate later in the same year.
Emma studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Keele and obtained her postgraduate degree in legal practice at the University of Staffordshire. Emma qualified as a solicitor in April 2012. Emma has specialised in family Law since 2010.
I have expertise and experience in advising on all aspects of family law, specifically:
Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
Financial issues arising out of divorce/dissolution
Cohabitation and pre and post marital agreements
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Disputes concerning children
I am a Resolution specialist family lawyer and therefore seek to resolve areas of dispute in a constructive and non-confrontational way. Wherever possible I aim to negotiate settlements outside of court, but will support and advise clients through litigated proceedings if necessary.
Since August 2015, I have been an accredited specialist in Children Act proceedings and complex financial remedy proceedings, gaining specialist status under the Resolution scheme through a robust independent assessment which demonstrates skills, expertise and knowledge.
I endeavour to provide clients with straightforward advice, whilst respecting that many people are experiencing a difficult stage in their lives when compassion and sensitivity are paramount. I offer a personable and emphatic approach and provides helpful communication from enquiry to completion. I am flexible with appointments either in person or over the telephone.
I aspired to be a lawyer from a young age and the driving force behind my ambition was to assist people about their rights and help them achieve fairness. I am proud of the good relationships I have developed with clients which frequently leads to personal recommendations.
I have undertaken significant amounts of work in generating content for the family section of the website and press releases which have had excellent coverage in the media