Emma Hargreaves


Year of Call: 2012

“Emma is an absolute superstar. She is intellectually bright, confident beyond her years and able to hold her own in complex cases against leading counsel. Emma is wonderful with clients and a real team player.”

Legal 500
Portrait of Emma Hargreaves

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, often appearing against more senior practitioners. 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 Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Chambers UK Bar, Chambers Global and Chambers High Net Worth.  She was named Chancery Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020 and she was also named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2019, which described her reputation as "superb".  She is also listed in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Rising Leaders and was  "highly recommended" in Legal Week's Stars at the Bar 2017.

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

    News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

  • Events Hub

    Serle Court Client Party 2024

    Location:
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    Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Second Annual HNW Divorce Next Gen Summit

    Location: The Cumberland, London
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  • "Emma is a silk in junior's clothing."

    Chambers and Partners UK Bar, 2024
  • "a force of nature - one of the best junior barristers out there"

    Chambers High Net Worth
  • A superstar for quite a while now, she is energetic, hard-working and intellectually powerful. She is very versatile and very much in demand"

    Chambers and Partners UK Bar

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

Awards

Chambers and Partners

Junior of the Year: Chancery

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

    News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

  • Events Hub

    Serle Court Client Party 2024

    Location: Read More

    Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce: The Second Annual HNW Divorce Next Gen Summit

    Location: The Cumberland, London Read More