Emma has experience in contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency law.

Her experience includes:

  • advising secured lenders on the enforcement and enhancement of their security;

  • the appointment of insolvency office holders and post-appointment advice;

  • business and asset sales; and

  • the recovery of assets allowing insolvency practitioners to recover sums for the benefit of creditors.

In addition, Emma has been involved in large scale cross-jurisdictional projects acting on behalf of a major financial institution.

Emma is also a member of the R3 Next Generation Committee in Scotland. 

Jurisdiction: Scotland


  • Instructed by a global accountancy firm to review and confirm the validity of appointment of administrators to various energy companies. This involved consideration of special administration regimes and was cross-jurisdictional, thereby requiring national collaboration across the team which was delivered seamlessly.

  • Part of the core team in respect of the acquisition of three retail brands, from the joint administrators of a retail group, on behalf of a leading online fashion retailer.  

  • We were instructed on behalf of office holders in respect of the accelerated sale of the assets of a long-established printing company. We advised on all aspects of the insolvency appointment and accelerated sale for the office holders which involved a director led appointment with significant secured creditors together with intellectual property issues arising from the sale. Thereafter also dealing with winding up of a subsidiary company.