Emma Stockwell > Hill Dickinson LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP

Work Department

Health practice group.


A partner in the health team who advises on all aspects of healthcare law, Emma’s particular expertise is in corporate governance, primary care commissioning and regulation, information governance, inquests and judicial review.

Emma has many years’ experience in working for public sector organisations in the health and social care field, predominantly within the NHS, as well as national regulators such as the Care Quality Commission and other national bodies such as Health Education England.Emma represents clients at inquests and in judicial review proceedings often involving public consultation and service transformation issues.

One of Emma’s particular specialisms is corporate governance. She advises clients on their powers and duties and has assisted foundation trusts and CCGs in drafting and applying their constitutions and standing orders. Emma also advises on commissioning issues and the regulation of primary care practitioners, undertaking work for NHS England and CCGs on all performance and contractual matters.

Emma completed her law degree at the University of Leicester and subsequently studied at the College of Law in York. During her studies, Emma spent a year in Strasbourg studying law at Strasbourg University and whilst there worked at the European Parliament assisting a numbers of MEPs.


Trained Hill Dickinson; qualified 2002; solicitor 2002-06; associate 2006-2010; partner 2010.


French - basic


The Law Society.


Leicester University (1999 Law, French Language and French Law 2(1)); College of Law, York (2000 Legal Practice Course).


Walking, skiing, scuba diving, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

The public law offering at Hill Dickinson LLP has a particular focus on the healthcare and social care sectors, with a healthy list of NHS bodies and clinical commissioning groups comprising the bulk of the client roster. Advisory work regularly involves the implementation of policy initiatives and reorganisations, particularly NHS England’s flagship integrated care system legislative framework. Emma Stockwell advises on the commissioning of pharmaceutical services. Common contentious mandates include defending judicial review challenges, procurement challenges and advising on inquiries into breaches of duty.

North West > Public sector > Health

Hill Dickinson LLP offers a range of services such as inquest representation; mental health and mental capacity advisory work; Court of Protection expertise; support in relation to inquiries and investigations; judicial review; and healthcare governance. It also handles a range of property, commercial, employment and dispute resolution instructions in the sector. Andrew Craggs is head of health, while Manchester healthcare head Joanna Trewin is ably supported by deputy team head Paul AllerstonEmma Stockwell leads the health group’s governance, regulatory and public law team and recently promoted partner Amanda Hurst is a healthcare property specialist.