Emily Belfield

Associate (FCILEx)

Nottingham

emily.belfield@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)115 976 6270

Nottingham

Emily is a chartered legal executive working in the insurance and public risk department. She specialises in employers and public liability, professional indemnity, Human Rights and data breach claims.

Emily started at Browne Jacobson when she was 18 as a legal apprentice. She has been managing her own caseload for over seven years, gaining knowledge from more experienced fee earners in the department whilst also studying with CILEx. Emily qualified as a chartered legal executive in December 2021.

Her key clients are in the health and insurance sectors, and Emily ensures that she advises on the commercial reality of each case given that this is of utmost importance to her clients. Emily has great experience in drafting legal documents and providing advice to clients, she is also confident in liaising with medical experts, counsel and witnesses.

Featured experience

Credit hire saving for a motor Insurer

efending a £35k credit hire claim to trial, having it successfully struck out and recovering £10k in our own costs.

A well-timed Part 36 offer

Making a pre-allocation Part 36 offer on a claim against a hospital Trust. The Claimant subsequently decided to accept the Part 36 offer two days before trial resulting in the Claimant’s costs being reduced to the date the offer expired.

The detail in the policy wording

Reviewing a contract between a hospital Trust and a lift repairer and getting the lift repairer to take over conduct of the claim and indemnify the hospital Trust following an accident at work. The lift repairer also paid the hospital Trust’s costs for defending the claim to that point.  Reviewing a contract between a hospital Trust and a lift repairer and getting the lift repairer to take over conduct of the claim and indemnify the hospital Trust following an accident at work. The lift repairer also paid the hospital Trust’s costs for defending the claim to that point.

Understanding data breaches

Working to understand a developing area of law and successfully settling a data breach claim against a nursery pre-issue limiting the Claimant’s costs.