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Emily is our expert family solicitor and mediator in Hartley Wintney and advises clients in Fleet, Hook and the surrounding areas, including Guildford, Farnham, Farnborough, Wokingham, Alton and Basingstoke. She also advises clients living in London and abroad.
Emily is recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2024 guide and is particularly recognised for her mediation skills. The commentary includes: “Emily Pain’s calm, confident manner has meant I have recommended many clients to her. She has never disappointed, always achieving excellent outcomes whether in court or out.” She is also described as “enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated.”
A Recommended Lawyer in the Hampshire Legal 500, 2023, the commentary included: “Emily Pain is a dynamic and experienced family lawyer who always goes the extra mile for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Emily to act on the other side of any dispute and I frequently refer clients to Emily if I am unable to act myself. Emily is a very safe pair of hands and she always fights to get the best possible outcome for her clients” and “Emily Pain stands out from the crowd as enthusiastic and passionate about her work.”
Emily has extensive experience of all aspects of family law, in particular complex financial issues and wide-ranging children disputes following a divorce or separation. She is well versed in the interrelationship between money and children following a relationship breakdown, and is often instructed in high net worth cases involving multiple property portfolios, inherited wealth, off-shore assets, family trust instruments and complex business assets.
Her client matters concerning children range from straightforward domestic issues to international cases including wardship and child relocation abroad. Emily’s aim is to encourage a positive parenting relationship, and to ensure her clients have a solid understanding and a feeling of control over the court process.
Emily also advises on the preparation and negotiation of pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
“Emily Pain is great. She knows family law back to front, and has a wonderful way with clients. She is conscientious, hardworking, diligent and super bright. She is great on strategy and goes above and beyond for her clients, in her quest to get the best result” The Legal 500 (2021 edition).
As a committed member of Resolution her approach is always focused on the needs of the whole family. She strives to promote a non-confrontational approach, which results in a better outcome for families and children. It was Emily’s desire to help couples better communicate and reach an amicable resolution that compelled her to qualify as a mediator in 2021.
Emily lives in a rural village in north Hampshire with her young family. Outside of work she enjoys organising fun family days out, travel, food and drink and spending time with friends.