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Emma Wakeling

Emma Wakeling


I am very grateful for all of the advice, support and help I have received from Emma Wakeling. She has done so much for me and helped my matters immensely.

– Legal 500 2023


Emma is a private client practitioner and leads the firm’s Wills and Probate and Family teams.

For many years, Emma has practised family law and continues to offer advice about divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, particularly for high net-worth families.

Emma is well known for her sensitive yet pragmatic approach and clients appreciate her ability to consider the bigger picture. She has also been listed in eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 UK list for two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020 and the Channel Islands Top 35 under 35 in 2021.

Emma is accredited to the Children Panel and receives instructions to act on behalf of parents and children in public law children matters. She has also acted as amicus curiae to the Court.

Emma is also listed as a Family Law Leading Individual in Legal 500.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • LLB (Upper Second Class Honours) from King’s College London in 2007
  • Called to the English Bar in 2009 (non-practising)
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2012
  • Member of the Jersey Family Law Association
  • Member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Associate of King’s College London


‘BCR are a highly responsive team. Divorce is challenging, but I was listened to, advised clearly and concisely and felt empowered to take the next step. I have absolute confidence in Emma Wakeling. I am a busy professional and require quick response times, clarity and concision in communication together with effective time management of tasks; I found this with BCR.’ – Family Law Client, Legal 500 2023

‘I am very grateful for all of the advice, support and help I have received from Emma Wakeling. She has done so much for me and helped my matters immensely.’ – Family Law Client, Legal 500 2023

“Emma clearly understood my wish for a civilised divorce that would not create unpleasantness and kept this in mind throughout the process, while also ensuring during negotiations that I was not a pushover. I am not unhappy with the settlement and am grateful for Emma’s professional and attentive approach.” – Family Law client 2022

“It’s a relief to finally get some resolution to this and I can now start a new chapter. You’ve been so helpful and I can only thank you wholeheartedly for your assistance and understanding.” – Family Law client 2022

“I’m hugely indebted to you for …. listening to me and giving me a voice where previously I felt alone unheard and that my opinion neither counted or mattered. I cannot tell you not only how very different it made a very scary situation and the intimidation of being in the Royal Court feel. I could not have asked more of you and given the circumstances it’s fair to say you did far more than meet expectation. Thank you seems so insufficient but I will say it again.” – Family Law client 2021

“Emma Wakeling is professional, hardworking, honest and practical in the advice she gives. She has been very supportive with my case and is always willing to answer any questions I have. Emma has made complex legal terms easy for me to understand. She has carefully explained each step, enabling me to feel less anxious about my situation. Her expertise in this area has given me confidence that I am in very safe hands. Whilst remaining professional and focused on legal matters, she is very supportive and understanding of the emotional impact of such a case.” – Legal 500 2020

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