Emma Hargreaves


Year of Call: 2012

“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

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 as an "up and coming" junior in Chancery: Traditional in both Chambers High Net Worth (2017 and 2018) and Chambers UK Bar 2018. She was recently selected as one of Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch 2018 and she also featured in Legal Week's Stars at the Bar 2017, where she was listed as "highly recommended".

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    13 Members of Chambers are ranked in the Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018

    From the HNW guide (2018) Serle Court (Band 1) Serle Court is acknowledged as "an excellent set for traditional chancery... Read More

  • Events

    Private Client Summer School 2018

    Location: Downing College, Cambridge Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More

  • “A star in the making…she has staggering intellectual experience for someone so young”

    Chambers HNW, 2017
  • “Incredibly bright and really organised”

    Chambers HNW 2018
  • “Provides very detailed and technical legal advice”

    Chambers UK Bar 2018

Education & Qualifications

MA in Law, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, including a year at Regensbury 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

Awards

Chambers UK

Ranked - Leading Barrister

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    13 Members of Chambers are ranked in the Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018

    From the HNW guide (2018) Serle Court (Band 1) Serle Court is acknowledged as "an excellent set for traditional chancery... Read More

  • Events

    Private Client Summer School 2018

    Location: Downing College, Cambridge Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More