Emma Harrison

Emma Harrison

Principal Associate

  • Manchester
  • +(44)(0)16235 5448
  • +(44)(0)7442 531501
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What can Emma do for you?

Emma is a principal associate in our insurance disputes team. She defends and resolves claims against clients from a range of professions including solicitors, barristers and insurance brokers. She also brings the experience gained from client secondments to advise on coverage disputes across all professions.

Emma's recent trial experience includes Torrance v Bradberry [2020] EWHC 3260 (QB). She led a team which successfully defended a barrister in a claim arising from her defence of an individual accused of rape. The barrister was found to be of “good judgment”, and the claim was defeated on both breach and causation grounds. The case restates and emphasises the high threshold for establishing negligence against a barrister, and the complex loss of a chance issues which can arise.

Supporting your ambitions

Emma has spent 12 months on secondment to one of the firm's largest insurer clients so she has an in depth understanding of how the insurance industry works, and of the key issues facing adjusters and underwriters, and their insureds. She is able to quickly grasp the key issues in a claim and identify an appropriate resolution strategy.

She is also able to call on her previous experience as a general commercial litigator, and draw on the resources of other teams within the firm, to respond to claims arising from a range of underlying issues including contract disputes, trust/probate issues and employment claims.

What do others say?

Emma’s work has been described as “first class” and clients say she handles complex work with an amiable and unflappable attitude”.

Clients have commented that they are “particularly impressed with Emma's work on technical issues and policy response”.

She is “able to quickly grasp a situation and assist in its resolution without fear of delivering difficult messages where necessary”.

What else should you know?

Emma lives in Manchester with her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys reading and writing (when she has the time) and yoga.

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