Emily Scaife > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Corporate and Financial Institutions


Emily is a finance lawyer with a particular focus on complex corporate restructuring and insolvency matters in the private and public sectors. She acts for key stakeholders including investors, companies, management teams, insolvency practitioners, regulators and pension trustees on both domestic and cross border matters.

Recent publishable highlights include advising on FTI Consulting’s administration and sale of Cote Restaurants; Bakers + Baristas’ company voluntary arrangement; and Causeway Capital’s acquisition of Patisserie Valerie.


Trained at TLT (qualified 2012)

Eversheds 2012 – 2014

Burges Salmon 2014 to date (partner from 2021)


Memberships: R3, TMA, IWIRC

Committees: TMA’s UK Network of Women

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Next Generation Partners)

Emily ScaifeBurges Salmon LLP

The insolvency and corporate restructuring team at Burges Salmon LLP is praise for being ‘commercial and proactive‘. Based in Bristol and led by the ‘dedicatedAndrew Eaton, the team is increasingly involved in international matters alongside its sector expertise in the real estate, hotels, transport, and healthcare industries, amongst others. Emily Scaife regularly acts for key stakeholders on distressed matters, and has experience advising both the public and private sectors. Real estate related issues form part of Colin Ligman‘s portfolio.

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

Headquartered in Bristol, Burges Salmon LLP fields a ‘highly collaborative and effective team’. The firm continues to be involved in a number of high profile transactions and restructurings across the market, and has recently been increasingly involved in sustainable financings and green loans. Andrew Eaton leads the team in which Richard Leeming sports a particular focus on real estate finance while Rachael Ruane frequently handles corporate and leveraged finance matters. Katie Allen is regularly sought out by clients in the hotel sector as well as in regards to student accommodation. May 2021 also saw the promotions of Victoria Allsopp and Emily Scaife to partner positions within the team.