Emma Hargreaves


Year of Call: 2012

Emma is going to be an absolute superstar. She is frighteningly intelligent, and one of a rare breed of counsel that cuts across the family and chancery division. She is extremely intelligent, and has phenomenal drafting skills.”

Chambers UK Bar, 2019

Practice Overview

Emma has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on domestic and offshore trust/probate litigation, civil fraud, commercial and company disputes.  She also regularly advises and appears as specialist Chancery counsel in financial remedy proceedings in the Family Division. Emma is often instructed to act as sole counsel in cases in the High Court and the County Court. She is also regularly instructed as junior counsel in large-scale commercial and chancery litigation, both onshore and offshore, and has previously appeared (ad hoc) as junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Bermuda. 

Emma is ranked in Chancery: Traditional in both Chambers High Net Worth and Chambers UK Bar 2018.  She is named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2019, which describes her reputation as "superb".  She also featured in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch 2018 and Legal Week's Stars at the Bar 2017, where she was listed as "highly recommended".

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

    News

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women. In 2019, the themes are to... Read More

  • Events

    KNect 365 Trusts in Litigation Conference 2020

    Location: Hilton Helsinki Strand Read More

    Events

    Simon Gore “Dealing with Trusts in Divorce”

    Location: Central London - TBC Read More

  • Wise beyond her years, she gives advice at quite an advanced level.” “Her knowledge of the law is second to none and she is really good with clients; they trust her advice.”

    Chambers UK Bar, 2019
  • “She is really going to be a star and is wise beyond her years… She can do work that you expect only a more experienced junior could handle”

    Chambers HNW, 2018

Education & Qualifications

MA in Law, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, including a year at Regensburg University, Germany (First class)

LLM in International Commercial Law, Univeristy College London (Distinction)

BPTC, Kaplan Law School (Outstanding; ranked top in the law school)

Former visiting tutor and examiner in the Law of Trusts at King’s College London

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

Languages

German, French

BSB Registration

Emma Claire Hargreaves

VAT Number

170964588

Prizes

Award for Overall Best Student in the BPTC, Kaplan Law School, 2012

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the BPTC, Major Scholarship, and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance award, Inner Temple, 2011 - 2012

Scholarship, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 2009 - 2010

Fairest Prize for Law (for best performance in the Law Tripos), Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 2010

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

    News

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women. In 2019, the themes are to... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court Cross-Border Litigation Conference

    Location: Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel, Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol 4103, Cyprus Read More

    Events

    ConTrA 2019 Programme

    Location: Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, Milton House, 1 Milton St, London EC2Y 9BH Read More