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Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers


Emer’s practice focuses on property, commercial and trust disputes. She also advises on related professional liability matters.

Emer offers intelligent, thorough and practical assistance. She prides herself on being user-friendly and approachable, and she enjoys working as part of the team.

As an advocate, Emer is both engaging and tenacious. Emer regularly appears in the High Court, the County Court and before a variety of tribunals, both on her own account and as a junior.

She is highly skilled in drafting and advisory work, and has worked on a significant number of high-profile, complex pieces of litigation.


Called 2009, Inner Temple.


French (intermediate), Spanish (basic).


Property Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association;  Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; Women in Property.


Balliol College, Oxford (2006 BA Law with French Law, 1st Class Hons); Université Panthéon Assas, Paris II (2005 Certificat supérieur de droit français, Mention bien).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Emer MurphyWilberforce ChambersShe provides commercial advice in a clear, readily understandable way which can be acted upon.

Wilberforce Chambers combines notable senior expertise with a strong team of junior barristers, with a strong offering across the full range of property matters, most notably commercial landlord and tenant work, development disputes, mortgages, title disputes, and rural economy issues. Joanne Wicks QC and Emer Murphy appeared in the Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd case before the Supreme Court, a case relating to landlord-tenant permissions for covenant breaches. Martin Hutchings QC and James McCreath were involved in Devine v Housing Solutions Ltd, a legally significant restrictive covenants case concerning whether a developer who had knowingly constructed houses in breach of restrictive covenant could rely on the public interest in those houses being occupied to justify modifying the covenant. Jonathan Seitler QC is heavily involved in telecoms cases, particularly the burgeoning area of litigation relating to the new code, and appeared before the Court of Appeal in Cornerstone PLC v Ashloch, AP Wireless, which will determine what rights telecoms operators have under the new telecoms code during the term of a telecoms lease.  Mark Wonnacott QC and Harriet Holmes were involved in The trustees of the Williams-Wynn 1987 Settlement v Natural Resources Body for Wales, a landmark mines and minerals case.