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Emma Greening

Year of Call: 2022
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 01865 793736

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Clerk Details

  • Clerk Name: Patrick Robson
  • Clerk Telephone: 01865 793736
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]


Emma accepts instructions in all areas of civil law with a particular interest in employment, property and housing, and personal injury.

Emma Greening joined 3PB in October 2023 following the successful completion of her pupillage with chambers. She is based in the Oxford office. Emma was called to the Bar in July 2022 having obtained a distinction in her BTC qualification. Emma graduated with a First Class law degree and on completion of her degree was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ for the highest academic achievement amongst her graduating class.

Outside of work, Emma is attempting to learn Italian and enjoys reading, keeping fit and travelling. A former personal trainer, Emma runs half-marathons and 10kms races when time allows.


  • Employment and discrimination
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    Emma Greening has a busy employment practice acting for claimants and respondents in preliminary hearings, final hearings and judicial mediation, both in person and via CVP. She also regularly drafts pleadings and provides written advice.

    Her recent work includes:

    • Successfully defending an application for strike out made in relation to time limits
    • Successfully challenging employment/worker status
    • Advising on whistleblowing
    • Drafting pleadings to establish principal/agent status

    Emma has also advised/acted in claims involving:

    • Unfair dismissal (including automatic unfair dismissal and constructive unfair dismissal)
    • Discrimination (direct and indirect discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, and harassment)
    • Whistleblowing
    • Redundancy
    • Annual leave/holiday pay
    • Trade Union detriment
    • Unlawful deduction from wages
    • Breach of Contract
    • TUPE status
  • Personal Injury
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    Emma Greening regularly appears in the County Court, representing both claimants and defendants in a range of personal injury matters.

    Emma accepts instructions in the following areas of law:

    • Road traffic accident claims including trials where there have been allegations of fraud
    • Credit hire
    • Employers’ liability claims
    • Occupier’s liability claims.

    Emma’s recent cases have involved:

    • Successfully establishing that a claim could not succeed against a passenger of a car that had rolled into a parked vehicle because no duty of care had been pleaded or established.
    • Preventing a claimant from relying on impecuniosity where the correct payslip information had not been provided resulting in a significantly reduced award in respect of a credit hire claim.
    • Obtaining a finding of split liability for the Defendant where video footage demonstrated that the Defendant was speeding.
    • Obtaining strike-out for Claimant’s failure to comply with court orders along with repayment of an interim payment plus interest in a case involving fundamental dishonesty.
  • Property and Estates
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    Emma Greening’s property practice focuses on the law of landlord and tenant and residential property. She accepts instructions in both the County Court and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Recent matters have included disputes arising from:

    • Nuisance
    • Trespass
    • Easements
    • Possession proceedings
    • Disrepair

    Most recently Emma has advised and drafted pleadings in a variety of claims concerning nuisance, easements and disrepair, she also regularly appears in possession hearings and has experience dealing with applications to suspend warrants of possession.

  • Articles
    • EAT considers there is more than one way for an employee to have ‘sought’ to take parental leave

      Emma Greening summarises the case of Hilton Foods Solutions Ltd v Andrew Wright [2024] EAT 28, in which the EAT considers if an employee can be considered to have ‘sought’ to take parental leave if they have not yet given formal notice.

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    • Protected disclosures: how not to draft a list of issues

      Emma Greening considers Mrs R Kealy v Westfield Community Development Association [2023] EAT 96. In this case concerning protected disclosures a defective List of Issues led to a serious misapplication of the law. The EAT’s judgment is an illustrated warning that the List of Issues can play a pivotal role in the ETs decision-making and that we should take great care not to shortcut or summarise our way through drafting these documents.

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    • EAT overturns ET decision on grounds of Judge’s appearance of bias

      Emma Greening reviews Rolec (Electrical and Mechanical Services) Ltd v Mrs J Georgiou [2023] EAT 46, a case which demonstrates that for there to be a fair hearing a tribunal must not demonstrate a closed mind or the appearance of having taken a side.

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    • Tribunals remain "open to the difficult"... but perhaps not the persistently uncooperative

      Pupil Barrister Emma Greening looks at Mr T Smith v Tesco Stores Ltd [2023] EAT 11 in which the EAT upheld a decision to strike out a claim where the claimant, who was a litigant in person, acted in a manner that was considered vexatious.

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    • Documents from claimant’s previous employment with respondent admissible in respect of remedy

      3PB Pupil Barrister Emma Greening discusses the case Health & Safety Executive v Mr M Jowett[2022], and documents from claimant's previous employment with the respondent being  admissible in respect of remedy.

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    • Impact on other employees - a relevant factor in the assessment of reasonableness

      Emma Greening summarises the case of Mr J Hilaire v Luton Borough Council [2022] EAT 166, in which the EAT concluded that an appeal could not succeed based on the fact that the ET were best placed to conclude it was not the effects of disability which prevented the claimant's compliance with a PCP, rather it was a choice he made.

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    • Unprivileged documents cannot acquire privilege retrospectively

      Emma Greening summarises the case of University of Dundee v Mr Prasun Chakraborty [2022] EAT 150, in which the EAT ruled that an original un-amended document does not become retrospectively privileged even in circumstances where a comparison to the final version might allow inferences to be drawn about the legal advice given.

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