Head of Private Client – BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), TEP

Emma joined the Private Client department in July 2016 as an associate, later becoming a senior associate before assuming the head of department role in January 2022.

She specialises in estate planning and administration, trusts and the preparation of wills and powers of attorney and has also prepared applications to the Court of Protection. She acts as a professional attorney for several clients, as well as a trustee under some family trusts.

Emma has experience in the administration of high value estates, intestacies and the resealing of grants in foreign jurisdictions.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having become one of the very first lawyers in the north of England to complete the STEP Diploma in Advising Vulnerable Clients. She has a particular interest in elderly client law and mental capacity issues and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Born and raised in Cumbria, she obtained a degree in Sociology from the University of York before continuing on to obtain her Law degree from the York College of Law.

Following university Emma worked in both private practice and local government, undertaking her legal training at a firm in the Yorkshire Dales. She qualified in May 2015.

Further legal experience includes residential and agricultural property, as well as landlord and tenant law.

Now resident near Kendal she counts travel (particularly US road trips and the Scottish Highlands), Lake District walks and a really good ‘gastropub’ amongst her interests!