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Emma Banister Dean Partner T:01865 811723 M:07393 149424

A versatile dispute resolution lawyer.

Emma has successfully resolved a wide range of commercial disputes including professional negligence, breach of contract, financial, employment and property disputes.  On behalf of individuals, she has handled claims relating to data protection, inheritance and sexual abuse.

Emma’s practice extends from rapid response to potential media defamation of an individual through to multi-national business litigation over many years, often requiring creative strategies to improve the chance of success in cases which at first seemed low.

While many of Emma’s clients are multi-national corporations, being based in Oxford she is also consulted by the academic community and the many innovative start-up companies that spin out of the universities.

Recent examples of how Emma has helped include:

  • helping a high-end clothing brand to maintain its market position and brand value by preventing their goods from being sold in discount stores and by preventing product images from being used online without permission;
  • achieving a financial settlement for a widow, following a high value dispute with the new owners of her husband’s business;
  • recovering £2 million in a property dispute, when another lawyer had thought it was ‘out of time’; and
  • securing acknowledgement of responsibility and substantial compensation from a public school after sexual abuse of a pupil.