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Emma specialises in commercial disputes for both public and private sector clients. In the private sector, she has particular expertise in supply chain, breach of contract and technology and media disputes. In the public sector, she has significant expertise in advising and representing local government bodies in commercial disputes, often where there is an overlap between private and public law.
Emma advises clients in relation to early-stage contract management concerns right through to trial (where necessary) and has significant experience of ADR, in particular mediation. She takes a pro-active and commercial approach to disputes, to ensure that her clients’ objectives are met.
Emma’s approach is clear, direct and responsive. She strives to be approachable and adaptive to her clients’ needs. She adopts an early focus on dispute strategy and maintains a continuous risk/benefit analysis throughout the life of disputes. Emma understands how commercial and economic factors impact upon disputes and ensures that such factors are considered in both early-stage and ongoing strategy decisions.
Advising and representing a well-known manufacturer and distributor of sprayable adhesives in a £3m cross border and multi-party claim arising from the widespread delamination of joinery adhesive.
Representing a national manufacturer and distributor of corporate clothing in a £6.9m claim for contractual service credits brought by a household name security company.
Representing a city council in a dispute arising out of a business critical and multimillion-pound IT contract, including advising in relation to the termination of the contract and settling the claim at mediation.
Defending an NHS CCG in a circa £1.5m claim for restitution/unjust enrichment concerning historic continuing healthcare fees, including defending the claim at trial.
The Technology and Construction Court has recently handed down judgment in a complex and high value claim brought by the Co-op’s insurance arm (CIS) against IBM following the termination of a contract for a new IT system.