1 Garden Court

Emma Colebatch

Year of Call: 2020

Practice Overview

Emma is interested in the whole spectrum of Family Law. She is currently completing her first seat, focusing on financial remedies, under the supervision of Helen Jefferson.

Prior to starting pupillage, Emma worked in two London based family solicitors' firms, specialising in public children's law and financial remedy matters respectively.  Emma has worked closely with vulnerable clients and high-net worth individuals alike and has experience conducting research, and drafting orders and pleadings.

During her legal studies Emma volunteered with the Unity Project, assisting migrant families in making applications to the Home Office for discretionary recourse to public funding. Emma also volunteered at the Free Representation Unit, acting in cases regarding Social Security claims and Criminal Injuries Compensation. Additionally, Emma worked with the Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union, representing members at internal grievance and disciplinary hearings, as well as at the Employment Tribunal.