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Emma
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Legal 500
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Emma Bennett

Called 2004

Emma is a highly experienced trial advocate who is instructed nationwide in complex and high value injury litigation by the leading Claimant firms and Defendant insurers.  

She has been consistently ranked as a leading barrister by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 over the past 6 years.  Recommendations from her peers are testament to her popularity and tenacity in court. 

 

"A go-to barrister, she loves a scrap and she usually wins!"

Chambers & Partners 2015
Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence
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Emma has wide ranging experience in medical law. She has acted in matters as diverse as orthopaedic, obstetric, brain and cosmetic claims. She has presented for the GMC is a regulatory setting and regularly cross examines experts at trial and she is adept at presenting the issues in a clear way to a jury or panel. In her previous practice, Emma was recognised as a leading barrister in cases involving sexual offences and which frequently involved medico-legal issues and for experts to appear at trial. Emma has a Masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics.

Insurance
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In motor fraud, Emma has acted at many trials for insurers where dishonesty is an issue. Emma was previously a criminal fraud barrister. She has been led and appeared alone in long trials concerning mortgage and VAT fraud and she is adept at managing complex disclosure and presenting it effectively at Court.

Personal Injury & Fatal Accidents
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Emma's practice includes complex and valuable personal injury litigation. She has experience of the full range of injuries including brain, spinal, amputations and fatalities. Emma has also worked on multi-party actions including those arising out of product liability and accidents abroad. 

Emma has acted for insurers across a broad range of policies, including motor, and where dishonesty is an issue. She has previously appeared in high profile fraud trials lasting many months in the criminal courts and her civil clients appreciate this breadth of expertise and aptitude for cross examination.

Emma also has expertise in issues of professional liability arising out of injury litigation.

Professional Negligence
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Emma has experience of claims where the underlying allegations concerns the handling of injury litigation. She has a great deal of experience cross examining legal, medical and financial professionals at trial.

Recommendations
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Legal 500 

2018/2019

"She quickly masters a case and her clients love her."

2017/2018

"Her organisational skills and attention to detail are admirable."

2016/2017

"A fantastic barrister who puts her clients at ease and wins over juries."

Chambers and Partners

2017

"Her relationship with clients is very good. She is a robust advocate, but in a reassuringly calm way." "She's great on her feet and can stand her ground."

2016

"Emma is incredibly hard working and a delight to work with. She takes away the solicitor burden in the amount of work she takes on."

2015

"A go-to barrister, she loves a scrap and she usually wins!"

2014

"A strong junior with wide ranging experience across fraud, sexual offences, serious violence and drugs matters."

2013

"Having arrived from London has made her presence felt...One solicitor commenting that she is a real fighter and rising star."

Personal Details
Education

LLB, Nottingham Law School

LLM in Medical Law and Ethics, Sheffield University

Public access qualified

Professional Associations

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

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