Emma Baillie

Emma Baillie

Emma Baillie

Partner and Head of Family FInance & Dispute Resolution

Emma joined TV Edwards in 2016 to head the Family Finance team. She has fifteen years' experience working with individuals separating from their spouses or partners and is named in the Legal 500 independent directory as an expert in this field, being described as "well-liked by clients and very strong in cross-border matters". Most commonly, Emma assists her clients in resolving complex financial disputes – usually involving high value businesses, trusts and investments, including those offshore. Emma also helps parents make decisions about their children, such as where they should live or go to school. Emma’s clients have told her they value her clear, practical advice and her firm, fair approach. She prides herself on the sympathetic support she provides.

Area of specialism:

Divorce and separation, resolving finances on divorce, resolving property ownership following separation, financial provision for unmarried families, pre nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, children arrangements including relocation abroad

Notable cases:

Examples of Emma's recent cases include:

  • Obtaining a larger financial award for a wife by proving her husband had been concealing his business's profits by parallel trading
  • Successfully defending a husband erroneously alleged to have undisclosed assets in a complex web of interlinked companies, primarily owned by trusts
  • Ensuring a child's emergency return to his home and school after his mother unilaterally removed him to a different part of the country
  • Securing the court's permission for a mother to take her daughter to live permanently in Australia

Recommendations:

Legal 500 describes Emma as  "well-liked by clients and very strong in cross-border matters".

Accreditation:

Emma is an accredited specialist in complex financial and property matters involving high income households and substantial assets. She is also accredited in disputes relating to children. 

Publications:  

Emma has written for Family Law, The Lawyer and The Sunday Telegraph on developments in family law

"…Tomorrow is the start of a new chapter in my life and I wouldn't have had the strength to be in that place if it wasn't for your words of wisdom and support…”

"…Thank you for your help, wisdom and brilliance over the past 13 months. Not only have you been amazing, you have taught me an awful lot about myself…”