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Emma Wakeling

Emma Wakeling


Emma's commitment, drive and professionalism shone through from the moment we first met her, to the moment we received the court's judgment. Emma clearly demonstrated that her skill set and passion for the law made her one of the strongest lawyers in the courtroom and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

– Family Law Client 2019

Emma Wakeling



I am a Jersey Advocate with over 10 years’ experience specialising in Family Law and I am Partner and Head of Family Law at BCR Law LLP.

I am known for my sensitive yet pragmatic approach and clients appreciate my ability to consider the bigger picture. I have also been listed in eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 UK list for two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020 as well as the Channel Islands Top 35 under 35 in 2021.

My practice is broad spectrum and I advise on all aspects of Family Law, providing advice to clients whose marriage or civil partnership has ended, those contemplating separation and those who have children but are not married.

I am also experienced in preparing and negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, particularly for high net worth families. I also have experience in relocation cases and in child abduction proceedings.

I am accredited to the Children Panel and receive instructions to act on behalf of parents and children in public law children matters. I have also acted as amicus curiae to the Court.

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
  • Liaison Officer for the Jersey Family Law Association
  • Member of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Associate of King’s College London


“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

“Finally and thank you both, you and Tara are a great team.” Family Law client 2019

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