Emma Waldron

Year of Call: 2011
Email Address: emma.waldron@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Court of Protection

Emma's practice in the fields of Education Law and Personal Injury Law has, in recent years, led her to advise on matters of capacity and issues involving the Court of Protection.

She has a particularly strong interest in:

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding
  • Issues surrounding consent to medical treatment
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship.

Having previously worked in the care industry and in special schools, Emma has a unique insight into questions of care and capacity. She recently delivered a talk on the Care Act 2015 and its interplay with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

She is happy to take instructions from local authorities or individuals.

Recent cases:

  • Re MD: acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor in relation to an application to revoke an LPA and appoint a Welfare Deputy
  • Re ALS: acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor in respect of challenge to a standard authorisation which deprived P of his liberty
  • Re FL: acting on behalf of the Applicant who was seeking to oppose the registration of an LPA which had been purportedly obtained by duress
  • Re RB: judicial review proceedings, challenging a local authority's decision that the Applicant was not eligible for care and assistance under the Care Act 2014.


‘Does a very good job even in difficult circumstances.’
Legal 500 2020/Leading Individual – Education

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Academic qualifications

  • BPTC (BPP Law School, 2010-2011) – Outstanding
  • GDL (BPP Law School, 2009-2010)
  • BA (Hons) Politics (St Chad’s College, University of Durham)


  • Harmsworth and Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple
  • Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple
  • Ian Graham Award for outstanding contribution to student life, University of Durham

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • ADR Group Accredited Mediator

Professional bodies

  • Education Law Association (ELAS)
  • Member of the Association of Women Barristers
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

Direct Access

Emma Waldron is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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