About Emma

Emma became a CEDR accredited mediator in 2008, and specialises in civil and commercial disputes.

Prior to becoming a full-time mediator, she worked as a dispute resolution solicitor with Allen & Overy in London, and with Herbert Smith in Hong Kong on a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. She also acted as a pro-bono legal adviser at the Battersea Legal Advice Centre.

Emma’s international experience means she is adept at dealing with parties from a wide variety of backgrounds and business cultures. She is able to get quickly to the heart of a case, combining her legal expertise with her personal warmth and ability to build rapport with individual and corporate clients alike.

Emma is also a CEDR certified workplace mediator.

She has experience in the following types of dispute:

  • general civil and commercial cases
  • insurance
  • property
  • partnership and minority shareholder disputes
  • private client and trust
  • employment and workplace
  • professional negligence
  • financial services
  • product liability
  • defamation and media


Since 2010, Emma has also been an active trainer, providing mediation and mediation advocacy education and training to post-graduates and trainee lawyers.

Other Qualifications

Emma was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2002, and in England & Wales in 1998.

She completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (York) in 1996, with Distinction, and obtained her undergraduate Honours degree in Law from the University of Cambridge (1994).