Emily is a solicitor in the social welfare department of TV Edwards. She joined the team as a paralegal in September 2019 and became a trainee solicitor in 2020. After qualifying as a solicitor in September 2022, Emily now represents clients across a range of housing law including possession proceedings and injunction applications.
As a trainee in the social welfare department, Emily worked under the supervision of Katie Brown and Nilufer Ozdemir assisting with a range of housing, community care and Court of Protection matters.
Emily’s housing work includes 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.
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- Young Legal Aid Lawyers
So incredible so elegant solicitor very nice and friendly their service very nice they even not take that much time to solve case very quickly everything has done I am very lucky to having TV Edwards thanks so much for everything.
Honest, friendly, sensible and professinal.
You gave me support and help … and achieved justice for me when Tower Hamlets Council denied my severe disability. Through your efforts and … a long battle, they now agree and recognise my disability. If it had not been for you, I could not have achieved any of this. You have laid the groundwork for a better life for me. I am most grateful. … I’m a vulnerable old woman but I felt at ease with them [TV Edwards] at every step of the journey. They showed me genuine kindness and care every time we communicated and were very patient with me. They went above and beyond with supporting me in situations I found hard. Today I received my rights and it meant the world to me. It wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work. I cannot express my gratitude enough. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Very caring, professional and patient.
Emily Black was brilliant 10 out of 10 advice was very good and to the point and any queries were responded to promptly thank you so much
Emily was very efficient and very helpful with her job as to every step of my case.
Emily Black Solicitor made me feel at ease with my issues at stake with regards every steps that will be done.