Simon Emslie

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MA (Hons) St Andrews (First Class with Distinction); LLB (Hons) City University (First Class Honours)
Year of call and Inn: 
2007; Inner Temple (Princess Royal Scholar and Inner Temple City Prize)
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, ELA, PIBA
Practice Overview: 

Simon Emslie practises primarily in employment and personal injury law . He also accepts instructions in general common law, including contract and landlord and tenant.

Recommendations in national publications:

"His strengths are in providing practical yet thorough advice. His knowledge of recent case law is also something we find invaluable."
Chambers and Partners 2020

"He was very prompt, very succinct and on point."
Chambers and Partners 2019

"A good lawyer with a thoughtful style."
Chambers and Partners 2018

"Practises in both employment and personal injury law. He is frequently instructed on issues of unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing, TUPE and breach of contract. He presents himself in an assured way and presents our case in a confident fashion."
Chambers and Partners 2017

Often represents both claimant employees and respondent organisations such as schools, security services and NHS trusts. He has experience in dealing with cases involving issues such as breach of contract, whistle-blowing, redundancy and holiday pay. “He’s incredibly detailed, very good under pressure, and comes prepared with pages and pages of notes.” “He’s talented and he knows his law; a clever young man.”
Chambers and Partners 2016


Italian, Spanish

Areas of Practice


Solicitor recommendations:

"A pleasure to work with"

"Has an excellent, calm manner with clients"

"Always quick to identify the issues that matter and has a keen sense of proportionality in these days of tighter fees and budgeting"

"Provides thorough, clear and well thought out advice"

"Able to adapt his style of advocacy as necessary. Always calm, he can at times be understated, letting the obvious difficulty of the witness in answering questions make the point, and at others more forceful"

"Has a calm, unassuming but confident manner which makes him likeable and inspires reliance upon his work"

Client testimonials:

"Thank you so much for representing me today and for the outcome which now puts an end to two and a half years of difficulties with my former employer. It cannot be easy for a young man to advise people twice his age and do it with a consummate professionalism and a wonderful style"

"Simon Emslie was most professional, eloquent and supportive throughout the Hearing, and I am sure has contributed greatly to defending the Council"

"I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for all of your help with my case, not just for representing me in court, but also for being so kind and supportive to me and my family in that difficult time. We all really appreciated your patience when it came to explaining things we didn't understand! It has finally sunk in for me that the case is over... I could not have got through it without you"

"I would just like to thank you so much for being there for us at the Inquest, we wouldn't have been able to get that result without you, my mother would have been so proud of us all"