Call: 2014 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Education: LL.B (hons)
Associations: West Midland Family Law Bar Association, Midland Circuit

Practice Areas: Family – Personal Injury – Crime

Emma was called to the Bar in 2014 after undertaking the BPTC at the University of Law, Birmingham and reading law at university.

Prior to joining chambers, Emma acted as a county court advocate for the country’s leading firm of solicitor’s agents. Her role as an advocate provided her with ample experience in a number of hearings in different areas of law.

Current Practice

Emma successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Hodgkiss in October 2019. She continues to accept instructions in all aspects of family law including, but not limited to, financial remedy cases, TOTLATA applications, domestic abuse matters and private law children proceedings. Emma always acts robustly to secure the best outcome for her client. Emma also accepts instructions in relation to civil matters such as credit hire.

Recent Cases

HB v JS [2017] – Within the first two weeks of Emma’s second six, she was instructed to represent a vulnerable mother in a matter before a Judge of the High Court. The matter involved longstanding private law children proceedings whereby the children had been made ward of courts after their recovery from Pakistan was sought.

AR v JT [2018] – Emma represented the respondent in acrimonious private law children proceedings which involved international children abduction to a non-Hague Convention country.

Personal

Outside of chambers, Emma is keen to raise money for good causes and challenges herself in the process most recently completing the Birmingham Half Marathon in October 2018. Emma has also run the London Marathon in 2015.

Emma Weaver