Emily Botham




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Emily is an Associate in the Family Team. She deals with a variety of family law cases.

Emily specialises in divorce and financial remedy cases, such as separation between spouses, separation agreements, divorce proceedings, financial disputes, including amicable situations whereby orders by agreement are appropriate to also include situations whereby matters may require financial remedy proceedings.

Emily can also assist unmarried couples whether they are contemplating a change to their circumstances by getting married, she is happy to assist in pre and post-marital agreements, or if you are an unmarried couple, then she can also able to act for unmarried and same-sex couples.

She is able to advise upon living agreements and claims between unmarried couples through The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act ("TOLATA"). This may also include disputes around the children and advice for potential claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Emily has good local contacts with financial advisers, barrister chambers etc to offer a wide ranging service appropriate for each individual's needs.

Relevant experience

  • Various clients: Regularly attending court to maintain her excellent client-Solicitor relationship to achieve the best level of service possible. Regularly represents husbands and wives in cases of separation and divorce dealing with financial remedy including property, family businesses, pensions and maintenance. Recent cases and experience involve a dispute between a husband and wife, with an intervener element that resulted in a fully contested trial in the High Court to include attendances at the Family Court in London.
  • Various clients: Acting for primary carers of children obtaining parental responsibility and living with/time spent orders for children. Recent cases involve elements of parental alienation and risk of harm.
  • Various clients: Regularly advising clients and adopts a practical, solution-focused and supportive approach. It is important to Emily that she explain to clients what their options are and she is able to assist in considering the best possible option in order to move forward both in a legal sense and how this can be achieved in reality.