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Emma Griffiths

Year of Call: 1998
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Clerk Details

  • Clerk Name: Robert Leonard
  • Clerk Telephone: 0330 332 0773
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]


Emma is an experienced family law specialist who practises in all areas of public and private children law and has a developing practice in the Court of Protection. She is fearless in her representation both inside and outside court to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.


  • Family
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    Care and Adoption

    Emma has considerable experience of acting in cases involving allegations of all types of “significant harm.” She is instructed by parents, grandparents, local authorities and children’s guardians.

    Emma is particularly sensitive to the needs of vulnerable clients and those with specific communication needs. She is particularly skilled at supporting clients through what are often highly emotive proceedings while offering robust and pragmatic advice

    Private Law Children, Injunction and Domestic Abuse

    Emma has extensive experience of dealing with the range of Children Act applications, including highly acrimonious and intractable disputes, special guardianship and relocation (internal and external) cases.

    Emma represents both alleged victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in applications under the Family Law Act 1986.

    Emma gives practical and realistic advice and will seek to resolve issues by consent if possible. When this cannot be achieved, she is a tenacious advocate who has a forensic approach to documentation. She is always thoroughly prepared and fully conversant with the relevant legal principles and case law.

    Reported Cases

    K (Forced Marriage Protection Orders, Abuse of process) 2021] EWFC B94

    MB v PB [2022] EWCOP 14

  • Court of Protection
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    Emma has a developing practice in Court of Protection and Mental Health Law. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Care Law and is a regular contributor to 3PB Oxford’s Quarterly CoP Breakfast Briefings. She has advised local authorities in respect of DoLS applications and issues of Ordinary Residence.

  • Articles
    • Private Law Update

      3PB's specialist family law barrister Emma Griffiths provides an update on private law.

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  • Recommendations

    Emma Griffiths of 3PB Barristers leads the children group. Griffiths is instructed in public and private children law matters including guardianship orders, allegations of non-accidental injuries and abuse. She is very skilled at working with vulnerable parties in very sensitive cases.
    Strengths: “She was remarkably efficient in the work she was doing, clearly very much on top of the papers in the case.”
    “She is great on her feet and lovely with clients.”
    “Emma is an absolutely brilliant advocate.”
    “Emma is exceptionally kind and supportive to young and vulnerable clients, well prepared and always available to provide advice.”

    Chambers UK 2024/Family/Children/Western Bar

    'Emma is a conscientious, hard-working and extremely able barrister. Her preparation for cases is detailed but focused on the core issues. Her work enables cases to run efficiently but effectively for the client.'

    Legal 500 2024/Family: Children and Domestic Violence/Leading Juniors/South Eastern

    Emma Griffiths is ranked in the Legal 500 2024/Family: Children and Domestic Violence/Leading Juniors/Midlands edition

    ‘Emma is clear and concise in her advice - robust and empathetic. She is a very safe pair of hands.’

    Legal 500 2023/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Midlands Circuit

    ‘Excellent advocate with impeccable preparation. Generous with her time and supportive of vulnerable clients.’

    Legal 500 2022/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Midlands Circuit