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

Mills Selig
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Head of Litigation




Emma is widely recognised for her expertise in Commercial Litigation. Her client base spans property, financial services, manufacturing, construction and Ports and Harbours.

She has a particular specialism in complex property disputes (often high-value and involving advice on injunctive relief), banking litigation and intellectual property disputes.

Adding to our well-established reputation in the area of media and defamation, Emma has also developed a practice in advising on issues arising out of the use of social media and other online forums.

Her focus is on achieving the best result for her client. This may involve the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration.

Emma has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Judicature Rules Committee in Northern Ireland.

In addition, Emma is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA), a UK wide association for lawyers specialising in property litigation.


  • acted for one of Northern Ireland’s largest ports in judicial review proceedings challenging grant of permission
  • acted for numerous commercial and retail landlords advising on injunctive proceedings arising from forfeiture of commercial leases
  • acting for one of the largest local banks in pursuing high-value enforcement and recovery proceedings
  • acted for a local company in one of the first reported decisions in this jurisdiction involving defamatory publications on Facebook

What they say:

“A seasoned and well-experienced litigator with a strong practice. She is very good.”

“Emma Hunt is a formidable litigator, personable and determined with a ready ability to resolve even the most complex cases”

“Emma Hunt has a commitment to the task at hand which is exceptional. She has good judgement and problem-solving skills in difficult cases, which adds huge value for clients. She displays an integrity in her dealings which instils confidence in clients. An excellent lawyer”

“She has been extremely proactive in her approach, taking me through all potential outcomes and explaining the processes and legal complexities in language I can understand” 

“An extremely sharp lawyer who can quickly analyse the situation and give excellent advice”

Chambers and Partners / Legal 500


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.