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Emma Butcher


Emma Butcher


“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.”

Jack Horrey

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.


Property Litigation

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.

Commercial Agency

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

Product liability

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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