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Emma Williams

Call: 2013

Emma specialises in corporate litigation and advisory work, as well as corporate insolvency and general commercial litigation.

She has experience of high-value public M&A transactions. She also has offshore experience, having been seconded to a firm in the Cayman Islands.

Emma obtained a first class degree from Cardiff University, graduating first in her year, followed by a BCL (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Erskine Chambers, Emma worked as a course co-ordinator, lecturer, and tutor of taxation law at the University of Newcastle, Australia.


  • Meetings and resolutions
  • Construction and drafting of constitutional documents
  • Capital reorganisations
  • Takeover Code
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Companies House matters (including rectification of and restoration to the register and rectification of the charges register)

During 2015, Emma undertook a 3 month secondment with Michael Hatchard’s corporate team at Skadden, where she gained experience of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.



Litigation & Arbitration

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Unfair prejudice petitions
  • Winding up on the just and equitable ground
  • Breach of directors’ / fiduciary duties
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Civil fraud and asset recovery
  • Interim remedies

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Insolvency claims (including misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue and preferences)
  • Administration applications
  • Disputed winding up petitions
  • Injunctions to restrain presentation and advertisement of petitions
  • Validation orders
  • Bankruptcy hearings

International & Offshore

Emma spent 3 months on secondment with Soloman Harris in the Cayman Islands, where she worked on a number of high-profile insolvency matters.

Memberships & Publications

Chancery Bar Association


Education & Awards


2012 – 2013 Kaplan Law School, London: BPTC (Very Competent)
2011 – 2012 Keble College, University of Oxford: Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction)
2008 – 2011 Cardiff University: LLB First Class Honours (Ranked First in Year)

Prizes and Scholarships

Sunley Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers Prize for Best Performance in BCL Personal Taxation (University of Oxford)
Fountain Court BCL Scholarship (University of Oxford)
Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize for Best Graduating Student (Cardiff University)
Educational Trust Prize for Best Graduating Student (Cardiff University)
Cardiff Law School Prize for Excellent Academic Performance (Cardiff University)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Margery Hardwicke Prize for Best Performance in Land Law (Cardiff University)