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 and Partners

Practice Overview

Emma has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on domestic and offshore trust/probate litigation, civil fraud, and company disputes.  She also advises and appears as specialist Chancery counsel in financial remedy proceedings. 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 and in The Legal 500's Top Ten under Eight Years' Call for Commercial Litigation.  She was named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2019, which described her reputation as "superb".  She has also featured in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch for the past two years and Legal Week's Stars at the Bar 2017, where she was listed as "highly recommended".

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... Read More

  • Events

    Company Law Conference 2020

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    KNect 365 Trusts in Litigation Conference 2020

    Location: Hilton Helsinki Strand 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 and Partners
  • “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 and Partners

Education & Qualifications

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

LLM in International Commercial Law, University 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

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... Read More

  • Events

    Company Law Conference 2020

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    KNect 365 Trusts in Litigation Conference 2020

    Location: Hilton Helsinki Strand Read More