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Work 028 9024 3878
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Fax 028 9023 1956
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459NR BELFAST
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www.millsselig.com

Emma Hunt

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Work 028 9044 5419
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Mills Selig

Work Department

Dispute resolution and litigation; debt recovery; judicial review and public procurement; media and defamation; professional regulation.

Position

After graduating, Emma studied for a master’s degree in commercial law at University College Dublin. Since joining Mills Selig, she has been involved extensively in commercial and other areas of litigation advising individuals, companies, financial institutions and one of Northern Ireland’s Harbour Authorities. Emma frequently advises on complex land and property disputes and has gained significant experience acting in partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, injunctions and corporate fraud cases. In recent years, she has developed a substantial banking litigation practice. Emma’s approach is to find the most practical and cost effective solution for her clients. She has conducted a number of cases by means of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. She also has considerable experience in all areas of defamation and privacy law and has acted as part of a team in representing many media organisations including broadcasters and national newspapers.

Career

Joined Mills Selig in 2001; admitted as solicitor in 2003.

Member

Chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association 2007; Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association since 2003; elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Northern Ireland; Supreme Court of Judicature Rules Committee.


Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Mills Selig has seen an increase in property litigation matters and has been advising on multi-million pound dilapidation claims, landlord and tenant disputes as well as related construction and contractor disputes; clients include Murdock Property group and other property developers. Another central work-stream for the practice is procurement disputes and the team, led by the ‘strong and savvy litigatorEmma Hunt, advised DCC Energy on their claims against the Department for Finance and Personnel on a £3m contract to supply gas to government buildings and schools. Insolvency and construction disputes are another key area for the firm. Paul Spring leads the practice and is best known for his expertise in media law and general commercial litigation.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Mills Selig’s construction team was strengthened in 2016 with the addition of Adrian Kerr from Arthur Cox Belfast; he heads the practice, which is best known for its contentious construction expertise. The team has been particularly active in the housing and energy sectors; key mandates included acting for Clanmill Housing Association in an adjudication concerning a contractor claim for additional monies. The team has also been advising the same client on various housing projects with a combined value of £70m. Other key clients include contractor Graham Construction. Litigator Emma Hunt is also recommended.

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