Emma Hunt

Partner & Head of Litigation

Emma is widely recognised for her expertise in Commercial Litigation. Her client base spans property, financial services, manufacturing, construction and Ports and Harbours.

She has a particular specialism in complex property disputes (often high-value and involving advice on injunctive relief), banking litigation and intellectual property disputes.

Adding to our well-established reputation in the area of media and defamation, Emma has also developed a practice in advising on issues arising out of the use of social media and other online forums.

Her focus is on achieving the best result for her client. This may involve the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration.

Emma has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Judicature Rules Committee in Northern Ireland.

In addition, Emma is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA), a UK wide association for lawyers specialising in property litigation.


  • acted for one of Northern Ireland’s largest ports in judicial review proceedings challenging grant of permission
  • acted for numerous commercial and retail landlords advising on injunctive proceedings arising from forfeiture of commercial leases
  • acting for one of the largest local banks in pursuing high-value enforcement and recovery proceedings
  • acted for a local company in one of the first reported decisions in this jurisdiction involving defamatory publications on Facebook

What they say:

“A seasoned and well-experienced litigator with a strong practice. She is very good.”

“Emma Hunt is a formidable litigator, personable and determined with a ready ability to resolve even the most complex cases”

“Emma Hunt has a commitment to the task at hand which is exceptional. She has good judgement and problem-solving skills in difficult cases, which adds huge value for clients. She displays an integrity in her dealings which instils confidence in clients. An excellent lawyer”

“She has been extremely proactive in her approach, taking me through all potential outcomes and explaining the processes and legal complexities in language I can understand” 

“An extremely sharp lawyer who can quickly analyse the situation and give excellent advice”

“Emma Hunt is the consummate professional. Her commitment to excellent client service, expertise and her ability to make complex issues accessible set her apart”

A very astute litigator and skilled at advisory work

Chambers and Partners / Legal 500


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