Emma is a leading solicitor in Mental Capacity Law, predominantly practising in the South West.
She started her career as a Barrister in 2007 and worked for various government regulatory departments, cross qualifying as a solicitor and representing patients in Mental Health Review Tribunals, displacement of nearest relative proceedings and judicial review applications.
She has gained extensive experience in Court of Protection Law, representing individuals on the instruction of the Official Solicitor and Independent Mental Capacity Advocates, as well as family members in complex medical, financial and health and welfare disputes before the Court of Protection.
Emma has been ranked in Chambers and Partners since 2012 for her expertise and noted as a “star associate” for Court of protection UK-wide. Clients have consistently commented on her extensive knowledge and professional attitude.
Emma frequently advises clients on issues of capacity, best interests in relation to residence, care, contact, sexual relations, medical treatment and deprivation of liberty. She regularly provides training for various interest groups and charities on mental capacity, mental health and recently the implementation of the forthcoming Care Act.