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Emma Bates

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I am a Family Law Solicitor providing advice on all aspects of family life following the breakdown of a relationship. I provide advice in relation to divorce, financial settlements and the arrangements for the children.

I can also provide advice to cohabiting couples who are unsure of their rights.

I advise clients at all levels, however, I have particular expertise assisting on cases where the finances are complicated and high value.

I work very closely with Ros Bever and Nathaniel Groarke, especially on high net worth finances, matters with an international element and complex children matters.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I pursued a career in law because I wanted to help people during difficult periods of their life. I also find the complex problem solving element of family law very interesting. Every case and every client is different with different goals and motivations.

When training as a family law solicitor I knew that it was the area for me. Clients are often struggling to come to terms with the breakdown of a relationship and the impact that it will have on their life. They are then faced with potentially complex litigation and Court rules, this can be a very overwhelming experience and I want to help clients through such a difficult time.


“I wish to thank you both for your professionalism and empathy” - Gillian Armstrong, Client

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 11/03/2019
    Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth Succeeds In Family Law Court Of Appeal Case

    “We’re very pleased we were able to secure a positive outcome for our client and her children, who will now be able to properly settle into life in the UK. “Going forward this case will help others in a similar situation as it reinforces the courts’ previous decisions when considering applications to return children under the Hague Convention. “It reiterates the need for the judge to consider the facts on a case-by-case basis and take into account the way in which individual parents manage their children’s lives. We’re pleased that the judge saw our client’s planning and enrolment of her children into English schools as practical parenting rather than an underhand attempt to unlawfully retain the children. “In a case like this, the facts very much depend on the individuals involved, and it is important for a judge to consider the actions of the parties both in isolation as well as in their totality when drawing conclusions.”

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