Emma Hayfield


Year of Call: 2011

Practice Group(s): Crime, Family

Portrait of Emma Hayfield

LLB Law (Hons), The College of Law
Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), The College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law
BA (Hons) Economics with French, The University of Nottingham

Practice Profile:
Emma practises in all areas of family law, with a particular focus on private law proceedings.

Emma represents and advises clients in disputes concerning arrangements for children, financial relief proceedings, in cases concerning allegations of domestic violence and within divorce proceedings.

Emma is experienced in representing a wide variety of clients, including those who are vulnerable. Her ability to build a good rapport with clients in all areas of her practice supports her forensic yet practical approach to cases.

Emma also represents clients in criminal cases at all stages of proceedings in both the adult and youth courts. Experience as a criminal trial advocate and her ability to handle witnesses with effective cross-examination are valuable aspects of her practice.

Emma has also been instructed to appear in the County Court in relation to charging orders and other civil applications.

Emma takes on family work through the Bar Pro Bono Unit. She has also worked as a volunteer for the National Association of Child Contact Centres and the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Further Professional Information:
Lincoln's Inn Cassel Scholarship
Lincoln's Inn Buchanan Prize
Winner of The College of Law BPTC mooting competition

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Bar Pro Bono Unit

Conversational French

Emma enjoys travelling, cooking, playing netball and snowboarding when time allows.

M v M [2013] EWHC 2534 (Fam), Case Summary, Family Law Week - LINK