Emily is a qualified children Arbitrator and is able to arbitrate private law children disputes. She is also a Resolution accredited specialist in Children Law (private) and Complex Financial Remedies (middle/high income and assets).
Emily has been consistently ranked as a “leading individual” in the Legal 500 since 2018, where she has been described as “calm, thorough, with a great eye for detail”.
Emily is also ranked in Chambers & Partners where she is described as “going the extra mile for her clients”.
Clients appreciate Emily’s supportive manner, her clear explanations of the legal issues and willingness to fight their corner robustly when appropriate.
Emily is a member of Resolution. She is a former member of Resolution’s Precedent Drafting Committee and of their Cohabitation Working Party. Emily also contributes regularly to professional press, including the Family Law Journal.
Emily trained at top London family law firm Manches and has practised family law exclusively since qualifying in 2002. She worked at Dawsons for nearly five years and then joined Kingsley Napsley in 2007, continuing to develop her expertise in a range of family law issues at both firms.
Emily is supported by Katie Hughes. Email Katie.
Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate how it was all handled and I couldn’t have asked for a better service from you.
I’d like to offer my sincere thanks. You have a very difficult job and you do it with great compassion and professionalism.
Thank you once again for all of your hard work and advice but actually for your support and caring manner. You are great at what you do because I think you really do care.
Emily is ‘a superb lawyer’.
Emily ‘gets to the core of a problem quickly’.
Emily is a star and simply wonderful to deal with! She is direct, succinct, highly professional, organised, crystal clear and very efficient. She is absolutely brilliant and it is a complete pleasure to work with her!
Consulting Rayden Solicitors was the best decision I ever made when I needed sensible legal support during an international marriage break up. Mine was a particularly difficult case and Emily Watson treated me with sensitivity but with the strength I needed to win my case. I can never thank them enough, their legal advice was tremendous.
I knew when I originally came to see you a few years ago that you would be the one I would go to when I needed legal advice. Very approachable, understanding and professional. I have received excellent service from you and the staff at Raydens at all times. Your professionalism, knowledge and support have been second to none.
Emily acted for the mother in the High Court case of L v L (Child: Arrangements Following Treatment)  EWHC 1212 (Fam) (19 May 2017)
Prior to joining Rayden Solicitors, Emily ran a complex and long-running international High Court case on behalf of three intervenors, culminating in obtaining a rare costs order against the LSC, reported as LSC v F, A and V  EWHC