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Emma Copestake Emma Copestake

Emma Copestake

"She is one of the best in the business...she lives and breathes for her clients and will always go the extra mile to solve problems...her communication skills are as good as you can get and she is at the top of her game"

Chambers HNW 2019

Emma advises on all aspects of residential property. She has particular expertise in landlord and tenant matters, contentious and non-contentious enfranchisement/lease extensions, development, complex funding arrangements and ancillary tax matters.

Emma acts for private individuals, investors, developers, banks and institutions. She frequently acts for clients from overseas and often leads teams of advisers in a number of different jurisdictions.

When acting for private individuals buying property for their own use, Emma offers a ‘turnkey’ service: formulating the offer, acting on the acquisition, advising on tax and structuring and assisting with all aspects the development of the property.

As a result of the personal service that Emma delivers, she has built longstanding close relationships with many of her clients. She is a trusted adviser to individuals and families, in many cases providing advice and support to three generations. 

Emma is ranked in Chambers HNW 2019 and The Legal 500 UK 2020 law directories with Chambers HNW writing “Nothing is too much trouble: if something needs to be done, she will go the extra mile” and “Emma is immeasurably calm, measured and practical." Emma also features as a Founding Partner in Tatler High Net Worth, as well as being listed in The Sunday Times 'Little Black Book of London'. 

Emma is author Hill & Redman's Law of landlord and tenant: residential tenancies precedents. 

Emma is a member of The Law Society, the Arab British Chamber of Commerce and The Justinians. 

Qualified 1999, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2020, partner 2020.


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