Career and experience

Emily is a specialist matrimonial and divorce lawyer who can advise clients on a variety of areas relating to family law. A Senior Associate in our Exeter office, Emily joined Foot Anstey in April 2020 from Ashfords.

Clients approach Emily for her advice as it relates to the various stages of a relationship, including cohabitation issues for non-married couples, married couples that are considering a separation and what affect this may have on their situations, to couples that have separated and are seeking a divorce. In particular, she has over eight years’ experience in helping clients to separate finances and other assets, including property, businesses, pensions and trusts following a divorce.

Clients also approach her for help with drafting and concluding pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements in which she advises on preserving their important assets, such as property, in the event of a future divorce.

Emily also works with many clients who have children and want to make sure their best interests are protected during a divorce or separation. She can help parents resolve disagreements about a wide range of issues such as where a child should live and what time they should spend with a parent or carer. In addition, Emily has experience dealing with cross-border and inter-jurisdictional issues, for example where one parent lives or is moving abroad. She also advises grandparents and other family members who have an interest in a child’s wellbeing in this regard.

Away from work, Emily enjoys being active which includes taking her golden retriever on walks throughout the beautiful South West, whether it be through woodland or on the beach, particularly back in Cornwall where she grew up. She also enjoys watching rugby especially on a sunny day at Sandy Park.

  • Accredited by Resolution as a specialist in complex financial remedies.