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Emma Tonge

Senior Associate Solicitor


Emma has extensive experience in and deals with a wide range of non-contentious real estate work including landlord and tenant, property management, investment and development acquisitions and disposals and all associated matters.

Recent highlights:

  • Dealing with the acquisition of a let office building in London at a purchase price of £71 million on behalf of investors who were purchasing the property by way of a new special purpose Isle of Man property unit trust.
  • Acting for Goals Soccer Centres plc on its property acquisitions and other property transactions in England and Wales.
  • Advising Manchester City Council on the acquisition of a long lease and the development of a cultural facility on land at First Street, Manchester, including negotiating the development provisions in the agreement for lease.
  • Acting on behalf of Chetham’s School of Music in relation to the acquisition of a site adjacent to Victoria Station, Manchester and on the subsequent development, funding and ancillary issues.
  • Advising Northpoint Limited on the acquisition of Tower Wharf, Chester and subsequently negotiating and agreeing a form of development agreement with a house builder and dealing with the development and other site issues.
  • Acting on behalf of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in relation to development agreements and the taking of leases at sites at Royal Oldham Hospital and Salford Royal Hospital for the development of ambulatory radiotherapy centres.

Market view:

"Commercial and very approachable, helps to progress matters and get things over the line." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

"Emma Tonge is very well thought of by clients, who say she is a 'consistent, thorough individual who just gets on and deals with stuff.' Another commentator remarks: 'She’s a star as far as we’re concerned, and one of the best associates I have come across. She is always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients'." - Chambers & Partners 2016

Associate Emma Tonge is "a star, and is prepared to go the extra mile for her clients" - Legal 500 2015