In the Spotlight - Emma Fawke

Emma Fawke, a lawyer in the firm’s Private Capital team, has recently been promoted to a Senior Solicitor.

What is your name?

Emma Fawke

Where do you live?


What connects you to East Yorkshire?

University initially as I moved down from Durham to study Philosophy at The University of Hull

Tell us about your family?

I live with my husband, Gareth, two children, Florence - 7 and Reece - 4, and the family cat, Paxo.

Why did you decide on a legal career?

I initially fell in love with the TV show Ally McBeal, loved the idea of standing in court room fighting someone’s corner. After 8 years as a Criminal Defence lawyer I needed to look for a more family friendly role, but something still as challenging.

What do you do in your job as a Solicitor?

I advise client’s on Estate Planning and Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Administration, as well as Court of Protection deputyship matters.

What is the best piece of advice you have received so far in your career?

Believe in your self and others will too.

What is your most treasured possession?

At present my phone as it has over 10,000 pictures of my children on it that I still haven’t downloaded anywhere. Photographs of family in general really.

If you could invite three people to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?

I have never really been one for following celebrities or influential/political figures, if I’m honest I would love to have dinner with my grandparents, all of which are sadly no longer alive.

What is the last film you watched?


What’s your perfect holiday destination?

A Private water villa over looking a calm blue ocean in the Maldives or similar, and as much as I love my children, it would be without them!!

What makes Yorkshire special?

The people, the culture and the countryside, it has been come my second home although not where I was born or grew up.

Posted on: 04/05/2020

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