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Emma Baillie

Partner – Head of Family



Emma has been advising clients in relation to their relationships for over 20 years. She has been a partner since 2016 and became Hanne & Co’s Head of Family Law this year. She has broad experience in relation to financial matters, most commonly concerning complex business structures, trusts, high value investments and inherited wealth. She is regularly consulted in relation to wealth protection including that afforded by pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements.

Emma advises in relation to arrangements for children, supporting parents to make decisions about how they divide their time and where they go to school. Emma also supports individuals in relation to applications for personal protection through non-molestation and occupation orders. Her clients have varied backgrounds including homemaking, banking and politics. She regularly advises high profile individuals.

Emma is a Resolution accredited specialist in complex financial and property matters involving high income households and substantial assets and in disputes relating to children. She has been described by the independent legal directory, the Legal 500, as “well-liked by clients and very strong in cross-border matters” and “a fantastic lawyer but also very personable.” Emma is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

As Head of Family Law, Emma prides herself on her strong and clear-sighted approach. She collaborates closely with her clients and her team prioritising empathy, clarity and support.

Recent / Notable Cases

Obtaining a larger financial award for a wife by proving her husband had been concealing his business’s profits through parallel trading.

Successfully defending a husband erroneously alleged to have undisclosed assets in a complex web of interlinked companies, primarily owned by trusts.

Securing a child’s emergency return to his home and school after one parent unilaterally removed him to a different part of the country.

Key Services

Family & Divorce Lawyers London
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What clients are saying about Emma Baillie
Client Testimonial

Thank you for your help, wisdom and brilliance over the past 13 months. Not only have you been amazing, you have taught me an awful lot about myself…”

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I have nothing but gratitude for all of your advice and the work that you and your team have done on my behalf. You have provided much-needed clarity and hope during this horrendously difficult time in my life…”

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Tomorrow is the start of a new chapter in my life and I wouldn’t have had the strength to be in that place if it wasn’t for your words of wisdom and support…”

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Thank you again for helping me through a very difficult, but ultimately positive, life event. I’ve really valued your impeccable professionalism and your empathetic support throughout.”

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“Straight talking, proactive and fought hard for the right outcome.”