Emma has built up a wealth of experience in family law including divorce law, ancillary relief and child matters. Emma joined Simpson Millar LLP as a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team in April 2010 and was made Director of Family Legal Services in February 2015. Prior to joining she worked as a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence, managing the family department. She qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and then as a collaborative lawyer in 2007.
Emma was recently awarded "Lawyer of the Year 2014" in the Modern Law Magazine Awards for her contribution to the success of the family practice as evidenced by strong management and leadership.
Quoted in Chambers and Partners 2015 as follows: "Emma Pearmaine has expertise in children law, domestic violence cases and collaborative law. She is described as 'an outstanding communicator and incredible strategic thinker,' and is well respected as a proactive family lawyer."
Quoted in Legal 500 2014 as a recommended lawyer.
Emma is a member of Law Society's Family Law and Family Law Advanced, Children Law and Ancillary Relief Panels, as well as Resolution – First for Family Law. Emma qualified as a mediator in December 2011 is also a member of the Family Court's Unions Group, and an Trustee for CAADV (Corporate Alliance against Domestic Violence).
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