Emma Hatley


Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator

Stewarts Law LLP

Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 8024

Email: ehatley@stewartslaw.com

Emma is a partner at Stewarts Law. She has a wide breadth of experience in all areas of family breakdown but with particular focus on the associated financial issues. A significant number of her cases involve trusts, family businesses, inherited wealth and tracing assets. Emma has considerable expertise in negotiating and drafting pre- and post- nuptial agreements, both in a domestic and international context. Emma advises on all aspects of cohabitation claims and private law children issues, including applications to relocate internationally.

Emma embraces alternatives to the traditional court process, if it is appropriate for the case, and practices as a collaborative lawyer and a family mediator.

Emma has a superb reputation as a prominent practitioner in both the Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners Directory, being praised over the years for her “outstanding intellect, hard work and constructive approach“. She is recommended as being “assertive without ever being aggressive” and sources describe Emma as “dynamic and charismatic“.

In 2013 Emma was selected for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters’ London Super Lawyers List. Emma is Highly Recommended in the 2014 Spears Wealth Management Legal Index of leading Family Solicitors and appears in the Honours List in the Citywealth Leaders List 2014.

Emma has featured regularly in the media commenting on family law issues, including appearances on BBC News, Sky News, ITN News and Radio 5 Live. She contributes to the Sweet & Maxwell textbook ‘Financial Provision in Family Matters’ and has lectured on various issues, including in relation to the niche practice areas of Trusts & Divorce and Marital Agreements.

Read Emma’s blog: A better outcome for children on divorce