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Emily Skinner

Pupil

“They have good coverage at all levels, meaning you can always find the right barrister for the case in question.”

Chambers & Partners

"Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Before commencing pupillage Emily trained as a solicitor at Hogan Lovells, qualifying into the employment team where she spent four years advising multinational employers on all aspects of employment law and defending Employment Tribunal claims of whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay, and wrongful and unfair dismissal. Emily obtained her Higher Rights of Audience as a solicitor.

Pro Bono & Volunteering

Emily is committed to Pro Bono and has particular experience representing victims of human trafficking and labour exploitation. At Hogan Lovells Emily represented victims of trafficking applying for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Emily volunteered at the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU), a legal charity that specialises in providing legal representation to victims of trafficking and labour exploitation. Whilst living in Japan as a recipient of the Daiwa Scholarship 2010 Emily volunteered at Japanese Human Rights NGO “Human Rights Now”, editing a report on child labour in Meghalaya, India. Emily is a member of FRU.

Education

  • Accelerated Legal Practice Course – Distinction (BPP, 2014)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction (BPP, 2013)
  • History MA (Cantab) (Cambridge University, Gonville & Caius College, 2010)

Upon graduating Emily lived in Tokyo, Japan, for two years as a recipient of the Daiwa Scholarship 2010. During that time she spent ten months working on international arbitrations as an Intern in the Disputes team of Hogan Lovells Tokyo.

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

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