Emily McKechnie > Chambers of Michael Furness QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Furness QC
Wilberforce Chambers
8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England

Position

Emily specialises in commercial and traditional chancery work. She has particular expertise in cases involving pensions, contentious trusts and probate, fraud, complex professional liability, and high value commercial disputes, often involving an international element.

Emily is a robust advocate who enjoys the litigious aspects of her practice. She regularly appears in both the High Court and county courts, representing clients in interlocutory and final applications, as well as at trial and on appeal. Emily is frequently instructed as junior to Queen’s Counsel within and outside Chambers, as well as on her own account.

Career

Called 2005, Lincoln’s Inn; judicial assistant to Lord Phillips, the Lord Chief Justice, for the Michaelmas term 2006; publications include ‘Pension trustees’ duties of care and skill’ (October 2009, Practical Law Company, with Jonathan Evans) and ‘Trust to the Future’ (December 2007, New Law Journal Vol 157, with Michael Furness QC).

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers; ACTAPS; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

St John’s College, Cambridge (2003 MA First Class; 2004 LLM First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

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Emily McKechnie



Wilberforce Chambers



Responsive and user-friendly.

London Bar > Pensions

Within: Leading Juniors -

Emily McKechnie



Wilberforce Chambers



Extremely pragmatic, diligent and very good at appealing to clients and judges alike.