Emma Hunt > Mills Selig > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mills Selig
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Head of Litigation




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.


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Emma HuntMills Selig

Mills Selig’s broad dispute resolution practice is particularly strong in the real estate sector, especially in cases involving obtaining injunctive relief against construction and title disputes. This line of work is primarily handled by practice head Emma Hunt, highlighted for her ‘good judgement and problem-solving skills in difficult cases‘, who has additional expertise in disputes concerning IP and technology. The ‘great all-round litigation team‘ also includes Maeve Fisher, who also focuses on property disputes and is experienced in licensing cases, and Kirsten Magee, whose key expertise lies in professional negligence disputes.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

Mills Selig advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work, with notable expertise in patent litigation. Litigator Emma Hunt jointly leads the practice and has represented clients in both patent and trade mark infringement cases. Also leading the team is Glenn Watterson, who focuses on non-contentious issues including handling licensing and registration matters for business start-ups.