David Emmerson

Member Partner/Head of Family Dispute Resolution, Family Finance

David specialises in resolving complex financial and children cases for separating couples. He is experienced in dealing with both pre- nuptial and post nuptial settlements as well as co-habitation law. He is also an experienced Collaborative Family lawyer which is the new effective way of resolving issues between separating couples. David's advocacy experience covers financial, private law children and care cases. David has given lectures and chaired conferences on legal services, family law in both finance and children law; legal aid and practice management. He has written many articles for periodicals and journals on both family law and legal aid issues. David sits as a District Judge with family and civil jurisdiction.

Area of specialism: Complex financial and children cases for separating couples; prenuptial and postnuptial settlement and Cohabitation law. David assists and advises clients of the best options through court based, collaborative family law, and family mediation. He has also recently been appointed an anti-discrimination chair for the Footballers’ Association.

Accreditations: Higher Rights (civil and family) advocacy accreditation. Resolution accredited specialist in finance, private law children domestic abuse; the Law Society Family Law Panel

Panel memberships: National Committee member of Resolution, Chair of Resolution’s Legal Aid Committee and Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee.

Awards: OBE for work in publicly funded legal services nationally and particularly in east London.

Publications: New appointed author of Butterworths Family Law Service in the domestic abuse area and member of the Family Law Editorial Board of Thomson Reuters Practical Law. Co author of Resolution’s Family Law Handbook; Contributor to Resolution’s Precedents for Consent Orders.

I wanted to write you a note to say thank you David for all your help and support throughout my divorce proceedings over the last six months. You have worked extremely hard on my behalf and I am very pleased with the outcome that we achieved. You have also been a source of invaluable advice and guidance throughout the collaborative process and enabled me to be a confident participant in the discussions with my husband. Above all, you have ensured that the process of divorce was as painless as possible, and for this I am truly grateful.

  • Area of practice: Family
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