LL.B (Hons), Law, University of Manchester (2010, First Class)
Bar Professional Training Course (2011)
Godfrey Heilpern Scholar
Emily Ward joined Broadway House Chambers in August 2012 following the completion of her Family, Civil and Employment law pupillage under the supervision of Robert Cole.
During pupillage Emily obtained extensive knowledge in all areas of Ancillary Relief claims, especially in high-value and complex cases.
She has a keen interest in matrimonial finance and is instructed to represent both publicly and privately funded clients in all areas of financial remedy, including first appointments, financial dispute resolution hearings, final hearings, applications to vary orders and maintenance pending suit applications. She is also instructed to represent clients in claims involving section 37 applications and applications to set aside property transactions.
Emily's recent cases include:
Emily is also instructed in both public and private law Children Act proceedings. She regularly represents clients at directions hearings, case management conferences, finding of fact hearings, residence, contact and specific issue final hearings and in Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.
In public law proceedings Emily has represented parents, extended family members and children (through their Guardians), and is often instructed to represent the Local Authority.
Her recent cases include:
Emily is also interested in all areas of civil law with a particular interest in personal injury, civil applications and negligence. She was awarded academic prizes in tort, consumer law and sale and supply of goods and is keen to develop her practice in these areas. During the BPTC her work in Civil Litigation was graded as Outstanding.
Emily is regularly instructed to represent clients in civil matters, including landlord and tenant and housing disputes, credit hire, personal injury actions (including road traffic incidents and employers liability) and enforcement proceedings. She regularly represents clients at case management conferences, applications, trials and infant approvals and has appeared in both the County and High Court. At present, Emily has an ongoing contested enforcement matter in the Chancery Division of the High Court.
Emily is happy to consider accepting instructions on a CFA and regularly advises on issues such as quantum and drafts statements of case.
Godfrey Heilpern Scholarship (2010)
RG Lawton Prize for Family Law (2010)
RG Lawton Prize for Consumer Law (2010)
RG Lawton Prize for Sale and Supply of Goods (2010)
RW Stead Junior Legal Scholarship (2008)
RG Lawton Prize for Tort (2008)
Harry Street Prize for Tort (2008)
Family Law Bar Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Modernisation of Family Justice (Broadway Quarterly, September 2012) - An article focussing on Mr Justice Ryder’s judicial proposals for the modernisation of family justice and the proposed solutions to the problems raised in the Family Justice Review (November 2011)
Private Child Law Update (May 2012) - A presentation given to Doncaster Law Society, with Nick Power. The seminar provided a practitioner update on private law matters, including section 91(14) applications, disclosure, and recent case law.
In her spare time Emily enjoys travel, reading and running.