"Emma Armstrong took over a very complex divorce case and took the time to talk me through every step and the consequences of each step. Her knowledge of family matters as well pensions is outstanding." - Legal 500, 2022
Emma is a Senior Associate in the Family team, based in
Emma advises on all aspects of family law including; the financial
and property aspects of divorce; cases involving children;
pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse. Emma
has a particular interest in cases involving the family farm and family
businesses. As part of her training, Emma spent time with the Corporate team
and is therefore familiar with complex income and business structures.
Emma also acts for teachers and employees of the NHS in divorce
and often deals with cases involving significant pension assets.
Emma has experience in dealing with a range of children matters
including domestic and international relocation and parental alienation. Emma
often conducts her own advocacy providing client’s with consistent
A former pupil of Caldew School in Dalston, Emma studied at
Newcastle University and then went on to achieve a distinction in her
postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice at Northumbria University. She joined
Burnetts as a trainee solicitor in September 2016 following a number of
successful work experience placements within the firm and qualified as a
solicitor in September 2018. She has worked exclusively in family ever since.
As part of a multi-service firm, Emma is able to draw on expertise
from colleagues within other departments in order to provide client’s with the
best possible advice.
Emma has been recognised in the Legal 500 over the last two years
and in Chambers and Partners.
Outside of work Emma previously worked for the Northern Fells
Group as a Youth Coordinator, organising activities for local young people, and
continues to be involved in her local community. She currently sits as a
Trustee for the Charity of William Hodgson.
Emma also owns her own flock of pedigree Beltex sheep, which she
enjoys taking to local agricultural shows and in her spare time can be found
assisting on the family farm.
"Associate to watch." - Chambers, 2022