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Emily Aggett

About

Emily is a Senior Associate in the Commercial and Regulatory Disputes Team.

She graduated from the University of Birmingham, has an LLB Law with French and a Deuxième Année DEUG from L’université de Bordeaux, France

Emily advises local, national, and international clients on a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, high court litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  Emily also has a specialism in data protection law and compliance and regularly advises clients in relation to complex Subject Access and Freedom of Information Act requests, data breach situations and data sharing arrangements including as part of due diligence for corporate and property transactions.

Emily is recognised in legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers as "a Rising Star" with clients describing her as, "professional, understanding, strong guidance at all times. Great empathy despite difficult and trying circumstances. Not afraid to stand up for the client. Clarity of information and clear direction.

Outside of work, Emily is an Independent Volunteer Visitor with the National Youth Advocacy Service which involves being a trusted friend for a young person in care and is passionate about finding more Volunteer Visitors to support looked after children in Devon.

Recent Experience

  • Representing a manufacturing company in a high value contractual dispute with an engineering company arising from the supply of goods not in compliance with specification under a Partnership Supply Agreement
  • Advising clients in the care sector in relation to disputes with local authorities including in respect of pricing and notice provisions Framework and Non-Framework contracts.
  • Representing the claimants and securing judgment including significant six-figure dividend payments in the clients' favour following a four-week remote trial in the matter of Dalkilic and Pekin v Pekin and Paragon Property Investments Limited [2021] EWHC 219 (Ch) which involved a family shareholder dispute concerning the ownership of a valuable manufacturing company.
  • Advising local authority clients in respect of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 including appeals of decisions made by the Information Commissioner's Office and appeal to the First Tier Tribunals.