Emma Carr

Emma Carr helps clients to avoid disputes and liabilities arising in the first place by providing clear advice on risk management from the outset. If disputes do arise then Emma helps to resolve them quickly and in the most cost-effective and commercial manner, whether that is via litigation or alternative means.

Emma is 100% committed to helping her clients address and resolve their legal issues. She is valued by her clients for her ownership mentality and her capacity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them throughout the process.

One of her highlights was becoming her client's "trusted adviser" throughout an emotional 25 day trial which was only supposed to last for eight days, and leading him to victory in the High Court after a long and vigorously drawn-out battle with the insurers.


A broad range of clients ranging from individuals through to multi-nationals and including high net worth individuals; retailers; manufacturers; housing providers 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…"
Andy Cresswell, 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


Acting in a professional negligence claim brought by a high net worth individual against his former accountants(Mehjoo v Harben Barker (A Firm) & Anr [2014] EWCA Civ 358). The case resulted in a trial in the High Court lasting more than 25 days and then in a two day Court of Appeal hearing. The case received widespread media and industry attention and involved issues relating to the breadth of an accountant's duty, domicile, tax avoidance schemes and remoteness.

Successfully fighting a very large civil fraud claim for a consortium of claimant manufacturers. This involved injunctions and parallel criminal proceedings and involved one of the first successful applications to withhold inspection of court documents from public access pursuant to Part 5.4c CPR

Acting 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

Acting for a major electronics company in a dispute concerning alleged losses arising from termination of a distribution agreement with a distributor based in Turkey.

Acting for individuals in a number of shareholder disputes based both within and outside 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.

Successfully resolving arbitration proceedings arising from a breach of a partnership agreement. This was achieved early on in the proceedings before substantial legal costs were incurred.

Successfully advising an independent cooperative on monies owing under a distribution agreement. Emma's advice assisted in successful resolution of the matter before significant management time and legal costs were incurred and ongoing commercial relations strained

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