Partner – Berkhamsted
Emily Watson has extensive experience of the many and complex financial issues arising from separation and divorce, including those with an international dimension. She also has significant experience of disputes concerning children, with a particular expertise in contested Child Arrangements Orders and a strong track record in external relocation (leave to remove) cases. Emily has also dealt with a large number of pre and post nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation disputes.
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 superb lawyer’.
Legal 500 2016
Emily ‘gets to the core of a problem quickly’.
Legal 500 2015
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!
Client on Emily, 2014
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.
Client on Emily, 2013
Emily recently 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
Emily is a member of Resolution. She is currently a member of Resolution’s Precedent Drafting Committee and a former member of their Cohabitation Working Party.
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 happy to meet clients in both St Albans and Berkhamsted.
Emily is supported by Katie & Josh.
Katie works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
9.00am – 5.30pm
Josh works Thursdays 9.00am- 5.30pm
Email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org