• I pride myself on understanding complex legal issues and the commercial drivers for clients so that I can find a pragmatic solution quickly.

Emma is an associate in our Guernsey dispute resolution team.

Emma has recently completed her training contract with Collas Crill in Guernsey which included a secondment to the litigation and corporate risk team of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. During her training contract, Emma has gained a broad general experience of commercial dispute resolution matters with a particular focus on contentious and semi-contentious trust matters and contentious company law disputes.

She has also spent time in our Cayman dispute resolution team where she assisted with a substantial insolvency matter.

Emma qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2017. Prior to this, she attended the University of Bristol and City Law School, City University London.

My services
Dispute Resolution
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When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.

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Director & Shareholder Disputes
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Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.

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Contentious Trusts
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We represent trust corporations, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people across the globe.

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Contentious Risk & Regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As our Risk & Regulatory practice, our Dispute Resolution team frequently acts on contentious matters we are able to leverage that experience to help clients avoid common pitfalls and meet the highest regulatory standards.

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My news & deals
Insight 29 May 2019

Case Update

A recent Royal Court decision has considered when beneficiaries of a discretionary trust are able to require the trustee to terminate the trust and distribute the trust...

Insight 8 Feb 2019

Substance Requirements

On 1 January 2019, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment)...

News 30 Apr 2019

Enforcing Foreign Judgments

Two members of our Guernsey dispute resolution team have recently contributed to The International Law Practicum, a publication of the International Section of the New York...

News 17 Dec 2018

Security for Costs

A recent English Court of Appeal decision has clarified the principles applicable to security for costs applications, where a party is not resident in the jurisdiction in...

Insight 15 Nov 2018

Guernsey Quarterly Trust Update