Emma is Joint Head of TV Edwards’s Family department and has led the Family Finance team since 2016.
She has 20 years’ experience working with individuals separating from their spouses or partners and has been described by the Legal 500 independent directory as an expert in this field and “well-liked by clients and very strong in cross-border matters”. The Legal 500 has also noted that “under the management of Emma Baillie the Family Finance team is going from strength to strength”.
Most commonly, Emma assists her clients in resolving complex financial disputes – usually involving high value businesses, trusts and investments, including those across a multiplicity of jurisdictions. She is also regularly consulted for pre nups, post nups and cohabitation agreements, often concerning inherited wealth. Emma regularly advises high profile individuals, particularly those in the political sphere.
Emma also helps parents make decisions about their children, such as where they should live or go to school. Emma’s clients have told her they value her clear, practical advice and her firm, fair approach. She prides herself on the sympathetic support she provides.
Area of specialism
Divorce and separation, resolving finances on divorce, resolving property ownership following separation, financial provision for unmarried families, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, children arrangements including relocation abroad.
Examples of Emma’s recent cases include:
- Obtaining a larger financial award for a wife by proving her husband had been concealing his business’s profits through parallel trading.
- Successfully defending a husband erroneously alleged to have undisclosed assets in a complex web of interlinked companies, primarily owned by trusts.
- Ensuring a child’s emergency return to his home and school after his mother unilaterally removed him to a different part of the country.
- Securing the court’s permission for a mother to take her daughters to live permanently in Australia.
Emma is a Resolution accredited specialist in complex financial and property matters involving high income households and substantial assets. She is also accredited in disputes relating to children.
“Under the management of Emma Baillie the Family Finance team goes from strength to strength”
“Emma Baillie is well-liked by clients and very strong in cross-border matters”.– Legal 500 independent legal directory
“Many thanks for your knowledge, support, integrity, professionalism and kindness.”
“Thank you again for helping me through a very difficult, but ultimately positive, life event. I’ve really valued your impeccable professionalism and your empathetic support throughout.”
“… Tomorrow is the start of a new chapter in my life and I wouldn’t have had the strength to be in that place if it wasn’t for your words of wisdom and support…”
“… I have nothing but gratitude for all of your advice and the work that you and your team have done on my behalf. You have provided much-needed clarity and hope during this horrendously difficult time in my life…”
“… Thank you for your help, wisdom and brilliance over the past 13 months. Not only have you been amazing, you have taught me an awful lot about myself…”