Emma joined 7KBW on successful completion of her pupillage in September 2022.
Emma is developing a busy practice across the breadth of commercial law, including insurance, general commercial disputes, international arbitration, shipping, shipbuilding and civil fraud. Her current and recent instructions include being led in a multi-million euro arbitration involving the breach of a yacht construction agreement, being led in a civil fraud dispute concerning an unlawful means conspiracy and acting as sole counsel in an LMAA arbitration involving a dispute under a joint venture agreement in the shipping context. Emma accepts instructions as sole counsel and as junior counsel in all of 7KBW’s specialist areas.
Emma spent 9 months seconded to the insurance litigation department of a Magic Circle law firm.
Before commencing pupillage, Emma worked as a legal researcher at the “Zondo” Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in South Africa. During the year in which she was a member of the legal team, she was seconded to the Chief Evidence Leader and co-authored the chapter on public procurement reform.
“Innovation-led cultural change: can technology effectively address workplace harassment?” (2020) Discussion Paper for the Legal Policy & Research Unit, International Bar Association
2017 – 2019 BA Jurisprudence (Hons) with Senior Status, University of Oxford (First Class)
2015 – 2016 LLB (Hons), University of Cape Town (Cum Laude)
2012 – 2014 BA (English Literature and Law), University of Cape Town
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