Location / Sherborne

I joined Battens as a trainee solicitor in September 2014 and qualified as a solicitor into the Family Team in September 2016.  

The Family Department at Battens undertakes both legal aid and privately paying work, including divorce, finances and children matters. I am currently based in the Sherborne office, although I frequently travel to the other offices to see clients and will often represent clients at courts across Dorset and Somerset. 

I currently practice all areas of family law, including divorce, finances, contact disputes, care proceedings and domestic abuse. I regularly assist parents whose children are subject to care proceedings instigated by the Local Authority and represent clients at court hearings concerning contact disputes, Non-Molestation Orders and care proceedings.

In my free time I enjoy going home to Wales to see my family and spending time exploring Somerset and Dorset.

"Emily was very approachable and I felt very comfortable discussing my case with her whilst going through a difficult time. Thank you Emily."

Ms Gentle


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