Emma Carr

Emma has over 15 years' experience in providing timely and pragmatic advice to her clients on high value and complex contractual disputes and negligence claims; large-scale commercial disputes; litigation funding; and litigation risk management.

Emma is known for bringing her versatility and experience together in resolving disputes and her relentless drive to meet her clients' requirements and desire to provide exceptional client service.


A broad range of clients ranging from high net worth individuals through to multi-national corporates, including: retailers; manufacturers; housing providers; public and private sector organisations; and electronics.


"Emma helped us achieve an excellent result in difficult circumstances through her focus on the detail of a complicated situation along with her ability to probe and challenge our thinking. I always felt Emma was as determined to achieve the best result as I was. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emma to colleagues in similar circumstances…"
Deputy CE, Midcounties

"You consistently give the impression that you genuinely care about the outcome and the impact on the organisation or individuals. This is an very endearing quality and is a clear differentiating factor ... without your diligence and tenacity I am doubtful whether this would have been concluded in the way it was.."
Head of Finance and Treasury, Housing21


  • Emma successfully resolved a dispute brought by West Ham United Football Club ("WHU") against E20 Stadium LLP and one of its partners, London Legacy Development Corporation (a Mayoral Development Corporation) in relation to the number of seats WHU claimed it was entitled to at the former Olympic Stadium (which serves as WHU's home ground), under the terms of a 99 year Concession Agreement. The case received significant media interest and political interest due to the implications of taxpayer funding being involved.
  • Emma advised one of the UK's largest Councils on its dispute with a supplier in connection with the termination and exit of a 15 year ICT contract.
  • Emma has frequently acted for a number of institutional investors in advising on the feasibility and impact of entering into litigation funding packages with third party funders and insurers.
  • Successfully fought a very large civil fraud claim for a consortium of claimant manufacturers involving injunctions and parallel criminal proceedings against multiple defendants, worth in excess of £30 million.
  • Acted for one of the five biggest housing care providers in the UK as co-defendants with the NHS in a clinical negligence claim worth in excess of £4 million. This was a sensitive case with potentially far-reaching ramifications for the NHS. The claim resulted in a confidential out of court settlement.
  • Has acted for individuals in a number of shareholder disputes based both within and outside of the jurisdiction. In many cases emotions run high and the clients appreciate knowing their legal adviser is sharing the weight of their issues with them.
  • Emma has also acted on a number of tax negligence cases against former accountants and solicitors involving complex non-domiciliary schemes including (Mehjoo v Harben Barker (A Firm) & Anr [2014] EWCA Civ 358).

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, director
  • 2015

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, director
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, associate
  • 2003

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, associate
  • 1999

    • Education
      Leeds LLB Law 2:1