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Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers

Work Department



Emma specialises in corporate litigation and advisory work, as well as corporate insolvency and general commercial litigation. She appears as sole counsel in a variety of matters in the High Court and County Courts, and as part of a larger team in complex, high value disputes.

Her recent work includes PrivatBank (acting with Stephen Smith QC, Tim Akkouh, and Christopher Lloyd in an application to continue a worldwide freezing order), Melvin v Roache (acting with James Potts QC in a shareholder dispute concerning companies incorporated in Gibraltar), and Carlyle Capital Corporation (instructed with Ben Griffiths in claims brought by the liquidators of a collapsed investment fund against the fund’s former directors and managing agents).

Emma obtained a first class degree from Cardiff University, graduating first in her year, followed by a BCL (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Erskine Chambers, Emma worked as a course co-ordinator, lecturer, and tutor of taxation law at the University of Newcastle, Australia.


Called 2013; Lincoln’s Inn.


Chancery Bar Association



2012 – 2013 Kaplan Law School, London: BPTC (Very Competent)
2011 – 2012 Keble College, University of Oxford: Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction)
2008 – 2011 Cardiff University: LLB First Class Honours (Ranked First in Year)

Prizes and Scholarships:
Sunley Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers Prize for Best Performance in BCL Personal Taxation (University of Oxford)
Fountain Court BCL Scholarship (University of Oxford)
Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize for Best Graduating Student (Cardiff University)
Educational Trust Prize for Best Graduating Student (Cardiff University)
Cardiff Law School Prize for Excellent Academic Performance (Cardiff University)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Margery Hardwicke Prize for Best Performance in Land Law (Cardiff University)