Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Emma Copestake

Emma Copestake

Head of Property

"Her advice is so commercial - it's all about finding a solution and making the solution happen, that's why she is so successful."

Chambers HNW 2021

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 2021 and The Legal 500 UK 2021 law directories. Chambers HNW writes "She has an ability to identify the key issues quickly and where necessary to find and negotiate practical solutions to solve issues between the parties where both are satisfied with the outcome" with a source saying "I would highlight her deep experience and expertise which she brings to bear in a very effective way to achieve the desired outcome for her client." Others enthuse “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." An Interviewee states “She is one of the best in the business, she provides incredibly sound advice and she is very astute and reliable. Another interviewee states she has very, very strong client-handling skills and also has an interesting cross-border practice – she is a very talented individual and a pleasure to work with – I cannot recommend her highly enough.” Emma also features as a Founding Partner in Tatler Address Book Advisory (formerly Tatler High Net Worth) as a property law expert, 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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