Emily joined TV Edwards LLP as a paralegal in September 2019. She became a trainee solicitor in September 2020.
During her time with TV Edwards LLP, Emily has worked on a range of housing cases, including challenging local authority homeless decisions, representing tenants in possession proceedings, and assisting occupiers with poor housing condition claims. Emily also has experience of acting for landlords.
In one case, Emily acted for a client who had been released from prison without accommodation. Both he and his probation officer had tried several times to secure housing from the local council but without success. Through Emily’s efforts the local authority agreed to provide the client with suitable and safe housing, where he is now settled.
In another case, Emily assisted a client with a young child facing homelessness obtain emergency accommodation from the local authority social services department. Emily has also assisted a vulnerable client who was a victim of human trafficking to secure self-contained accommodation that was suitable for his needs.
Emily has also worked on matters in the Court of Protection, challenging the deprivation of liberty of individuals who lack capacity to make decisions about their care and residence. Within community care, Emily has worked on cases challenging the local authority about the care and support they should be providing to vulnerable individuals.
In one of her previous seats as a trainee solicitor, Emily assisted in general dispute resolution cases including advising on settlement agreements, lease extensions, probate disputes, deeds of surrender and more.
After graduating with a 2:1 in 2017 from the University of Liverpool, Emily undertook the Legal Practice Course with an LLM in Professional Legal Practice and was awarded a Distinction in 2018.
Emily became interested in social welfare law through volunteering roles at the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Liverpool Law Clinic – at which she advised clients on housing, immigration and benefits matters. She also spent time working on the Hillsborough Inquest and the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. Before joining TV Edwards LLP, Emily spent a year working on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Emily is a member of Junior HLPA and Young Legal Aid Lawyers.
“Very caring, professional and patient.”