Emily Till

Emily is a principal associate in the commercial litigation team in London. She advises clients in a broad range of domestic and international disputes.

Emily has particular expertise in fraud and asset recovery claims and matters involving asset freezing injunctions. Her work also includes advising on corporate and shareholder disputes, contentious insolvency and trusts matters.

Emily is a FraudNet Future member of ICC FraudNet.


  • Successfully defending Equity Trust (Jersey) Limited and one of its former private client directors in High Court Chancery Division proceedings alleging fraudulent breach of fiduciary duty. Our clients won on all points: Carey Street Investments Ltd & Anor v Brown & Anor [2023] EWHC 968 (Ch).
  • Acting for VRFB Holdings (a subsidiary of Bushveld Minerals) in its successful defence of a claim brought by its joint venture partner for alleged breach of a joint venture agreement. The case went to an expedited trial in the High Court in London and our client won on every point: Garnet Commerce Limited v VRFB Holdings Limited and another [2022] EWCH 481 (Ch).
  • Acting for the liquidators of various BVI companies in the long-running asset recovery matter involving the former mayor of Sao Paulo, Paulo Maluf, in relation to the misappropriation of public funds. This was the largest and most wide-ranging corruption case undertaken by Brazil, involving several jurisdictions in the investigation and repatriation of assets.
  • Acting for trustees in bankruptcy in proceedings seeking to a recover a valuable property placed in a trust administered by Bermudian trustees.
  • Acting for an overseas investment bank in LCIA arbitration proceedings brought in respect of unpaid deferred consideration for the sale of a private international school.
  • Acting for a UAE business in the retail sector in successful proceedings to recover monies and assets misappropriated from the business.
  • Acting for a professional services client in successfully obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction on an urgent ex parte basis and bringing proceedings against an employee for invoice fraud.
  • Acting on matters for officeholders appointed by the Brazilian court in applications for recognition of Brazilian insolvency proceedings under the Cross-border Insolvency Regulations 2006, and subsequent applications for disclosure of information relating to the company's affairs.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      December 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      July 2014
      Blake Morgan LLP, solicitor
  • 2013

    • Career
      September 2013
      Blake Lapthorn, solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2011

    • Career
      September 2011
      Blake Lapthorn, trainee
    • Education
      College of Law, Guildford, LPC
  • 2010

    • Education
      University of Southampton, LLB (Hons), Law