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Emily Landale

Year of call 2018, Middle Temple  

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Emily Landale was called to the Bar in 2018 and completed pupillage in 2019. She displays a confidence and capability beyond her year of call. Emily is recognised for being well prepared, client focused and always approachable.

She has a growing practice in her areas of expertise and is able to bring empathy, sensitivity and strong advocacy where required to the fore for her clients. Her communication is second to none and she is able to work through vast amounts of paperwork with relative ease. She works hard for her clients and her commitment to them is one of the key reasons she is instructed.


Emily accepts instructions in all areas of public and private law children matters.


Emily regularly represents local authorities, parents, children and intervenors in care and adoption proceedings up to and including multi-day final hearings and findings of fact. To date proceedings she has acted in have involved issues including: domestic violence; sexual abuse; child abduction; child sexual exploitation; physical abuse; parental mental health issues and non-accidental injury. Emily often represents parents with significant cognitive and learning difficulties.

Emily has advised local authorities and parents on international adoption mechanisms and procedure.


Emily represents parents, intervenors and the children via a rule 16.4 Guardian in private law proceedings up to and including findings of fact hearings and multi-day final hearings. Emily regularly acts in proceedings where parental alienation is an issue in the case.


Emily is developing a practice in contested divorce and nullity proceedings which often involve an international element, jurisdictional issues or the applicability of other law such as Sharia Law.


  • Re JA (2020) – Care proceedings involving the representation of a client with a significant cognitive impairment that was masked by social skills. Successfully sought an amended LA final care plan which changed from a care order with placement outside of the home to a supervision order and rehabilitation to the client’s care.
  • C v C (2021) – Contested nullity proceedings involving consideration of provisions of the Gambian Marriage and Divorce Act
  • Re M Children (2021) – Final hearing in care proceedings representing a client with significant mental health difficulties. The proceedings involved cross examination of the expert as to the impact of cultural experiences and identity on mental health.
  • Re W Children (2021) – Finding of fact hearing in proceedings involving alleged non-accidental injury and parental substance misuse. Successfully argued that the Local Authority ought to make an application to withdraw on the morning of the first day due to lack of evidence.


Family Law Bar Association
Northern Circuit
Middle Temple Young Bar Association (Northern Circuit Chair 2020 and 2021)


Law with German Law LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield and Freie Universität Berlin
BPTC and LLM, BPP Manchester

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Miss Emily Landale is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Miss Landale can be found here

Miss Landale's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Miss Landale to undertake Court and advisory work for a fixed fee or brief fee plus refresher days. For any advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Miss Landale also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Miss Landale will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

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