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Emily Ross

Called 2017

Emily joined chambers in February 2020 from Zenith Chambers. Emily accepts instructions in all aspects of family law and injunctive proceedings.

Emily is approachable and builds rapport quickly with lay clients. She ensures the client fully understands what to expect from a hearing and the outcome following it. Her sense of professionalism also facilitates strong relationships with professional clients.   

While undertaking her legal training Emily volunteering for the Personal Support Unit for two years, was President of the Bar Society during her BPTC year, and was part of the committee which set up the very first Bar Society at ULaw Manchester in which she organised events such as advocacy skills workshops and a talk from an eminent female QC about women at the Bar.

“Emily was able to work her way through the noise and inconsistencies to pull out the facts and make a solid case and exceeded my expectations. This was my first time in court and in addition to the case Emily walked me through the legal steps and put me at ease. She always listened and managed to set my mind at ease, even with the thoughts of possible committal to prison.”

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Family: Children
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Notable Cases
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Re AR, 2019 – Emily acted as Junior Counsel to Clare Garnham representing two of three children in care proceedings in relation to allegations of sexual abuse made against the father. Emily examined over 6,500 emails and an extensive history of social media screenshot evidence to assist the Guardian in her Re W welfare analysis.


Re H, 2018 – Emily represented the local authority in care and placement order proceedings. The Mother had been convicted of arson and the sentence was one of a Hospital Order due to her severe mental health difficulties and learning disability. The Mother was also deaf which resulted in the hearing requiring the assistance of an intermediary, and BSL interpreter for the intermediary, and two court BSL interpreters.


K v K, 2019 – Emily acted for the Respondent in Committal Proceedings which involved several allegations of serious breaches of a non-molestation order. Emily secured the dismissal of all disputed allegations and no sanction was imposed.

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Arts & Humanities Research Council Scholarship (2009-2010)

BPP Advocacy Scholarship (2016-2017)

BPP Regional Programme Leader’s Bursary (2016-2017)


Personal Details

Anthropology BA - Durham University – 2.1 (Hons) (2009)

Visual Anthropology with Documentary Film MA – Manchester University – Distinction (2010)

GDL – University of Law Manchester – Commendation (2016)

BPTC – BPP Manchester – Very Competent (Outstanding in Family and Written Skills) (2017)

Professional Associations

Family Law Bar Association

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple


Young Resolution North & West Yorkshire Committee (Secretary)

Lawyers for Children

North Eastern Circuit

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