“After a very frustrating dispute, I was delighted with the compensation agreement that Emma was able to secure for me. and I’d recommend her to anyone with a commercial agency dispute.”
Emma is a partner in the dispute resolution team, advising on all types of commercial disputes with a particular focus on property litigation, commercial agency disputes, product liability and public procurement.
Recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 2023. Emma regularly represents clients on resolving disputes through alternative methods such as mediation.
Emma works closely with the firm’s commercial real estate team in dealing with landlord and tenant disputes, including contested lease renewals, dilapidations claims, forfeiture and service charge disputes. She also advises landlords on their obligations in relation to their residential property portfolios, including on rights of first refusal, leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage.
Emma advises both commercial agents and principals on their rights and obligations under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993. She regularly writes articles on this area for AgentBase, a trade organisation for commercial agents.
Emma acts for suppliers in challenging tender awards under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and other associated legislation. Emma frequently achieves strong outcomes for clients including obtaining damages awards, re-runs of tenders, and the addition of parties to framework agreements. Emma gives regular webinars and training in this area
Emma has expertise in product liability matters in particular for clients in the automotive sector. Emma advises manufacturers and suppliers on claims brought in negligence and under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, as well as on regulatory responsibilities including product recall.
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- 12 October 2020
Important procurement announcement for International Trade
In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country.
- 06 February 2020
All about Alliancing – why, what, where?
Regular readers will know that we’ve written about collaboration before, but how can it be achieved? What options are out there for contractually encouraging and allowing collaboration? One option often cited, but not so often adopted is alliancing.
- 04 February 2020
Manchester’s Good Employment Charter
Last week, over 60 businesses in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority volunteered to refrain from using zero-hours contracts by signing up to the Good Employment Charter.
- 07 June 2019
- Public projects and procurement
Does abandoning a tender defeat a bidder’s claim?
Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, bidders who are successful in establishing that a public body has breached its duties in the running of a regulated tender are entitled to recover damages. Other remedies may also be available, depending on whether a contract has been entered into or not by the public body.
- 30 October 2018
- IP and Commercial
Clarkslegal Recognised by UK Legal 500 2018
Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Legal 500 has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Education, Employment, Immigration and Local Government.
- 26 June 2018
- Public projects and procurement
Challenging a procurement award: what are the possible outcomes?
Losing a tender is never a welcome experience, especially when significant time and money has been expended on preparing your bid. In some cases, there may be good reasons to challenge the outcome legally. But what are the possible outcomes of challenging the award of a public contract?