Latest News:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting our clients through challenging times. Find out more, click here.
CALL US:     020 7608 1227     Out of hours:     07826 559 418

Emma Sherrington

Senior Associate


Emma Sherrington

Contact Emma Sherrington

emmasherrington@goodmanray.com
020 7608 4591
LinkedIn

Send a message






    AWARDS



    7cp-logo Top_tier_firms



    Biography

    Emma is a child law specialist.  She joined Goodman Ray in November 2014 as a senior member of our care and children team.  Emma qualified in 1999 and has over 20 years experience representing parents and children in a range of Children Act matters.

    Emma specialises in complex care proceedings and has represented many parents dealing with allegations of physical and emotional harm, non accidental injury, sexual abuse, domestic violence and fabricated illness.

    Emma also specialises in representing parents in relation to child arrangements orders, formerly known as residence and contact disputes. She specialises in cases where there are allegations of parental alienation, implacable hostility and emotional harm through parental conflict such  that social services may become involved. She also has considerable experience representing parents in relation to allegations of coercive control, gaslighting and sexual abuse.

     

    DIRECTORIES

    Emma is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500:

    Chambers and Partners 2022:

    “She is incredibly dedicated to her clients and provides them with careful, well thought-out advice for navigating difficult litigation.”

    “A clever advocate who thinks outside the box and works hard for her clients.”

    “She’s a skilled advocate who is very responsive, very good at communicating and very detailed. She’s a very good advocate for children clients in particular.”

     

    Legal 500 2022:

    ‘Emma Sherrington – tenacious advocate for her clients;  she is a pleasure to work with; always brings new ideas and is a creative lawyer’.

    Chambers and Partners 2021:

    “She is very technical and really impressive. She has a really varied caseload and she’s able to pick things up very quickly. She’s also skilled at getting to what she needs to know.” 

    “Her strengths include her dedication to the client – she’s extremely helpful and passionate for her clients. She also goes the extra mile.” 

    “She is passionate about her cases and really fights her client’s corner. She’s a great litigator.”

     

    Chambers and Partners 2020:

    “She is an incredibly dedicated children lawyer who is also very good at strategy. She’s always thinking one step ahead so the client has the best outcome long-term.”

     

    Legal 500 2020:

    ‘You want Emma Sherrington on your side – she is tenacious in fighting for her client’s interests and manages the most difficult cases within the firm.

     

    Reported cases:

    • J (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 875
    • Re E (A Child) [2014] EWHC 6 (Fam)
    • IA (A Child) [2013] EWHC 2499 (Fam)
    • LB of Islington v Al Alas and Wray [2012] EWHC 865 (Fam)
    • Z and another v C and another [2011] EWHC 3181 (Fam)

     

    ROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    Law Society Children Panel

    ×

    Request a Free Call Back

    Use this form to request a call from one of our Solicitors

      By completing this form you agree to our Privacy Policy.

      Get in touch with our Solicitors


      London Office

      020 7608 1227

      Mon - Fri 09:30 – 17:30

      Brighton Office

      01273 007 264

      Mon - Fri 09:30 – 17:30

      Emergency Phone

      07826 559 418

      Weekends / Out of hours

      London (Head Office)


      9 Gough Square
      London
      EC4A 3DG
      Get directions on the map →

      Brighton


      Mocatta House
      Trafalgar Place
      Brighton
      BN1 4DU
      (by appointment only)