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Emma Roberts

Partner & Head of Divorce & Finances


Emma joined Stephensons in 2019 as a solicitor in the family law department based in the Manchester office. She was made an associate later in the same year. In 2023 Emma was promoted to partner and became the head of divorce and finances. 

Emma studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Keele and obtained her postgraduate degree in legal practice at the University of Staffordshire. Emma qualified as a solicitor in April 2012. Emma has specialised in family Law since 2010.

Emma has expertise and experience in advising on all aspects of family law, specifically:

  • Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Financial issues arising out of divorce/dissolution
  • Cohabitation and pre and post marital agreements
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Disputes concerning children

Emma is a Resolution specialist family lawyer and therefore seeks to resolve areas of dispute in a constructive and non-confrontational way. Wherever possible Emma will aim to negotiate settlements outside of court, but will support and advise clients through litigated proceedings if necessary. Since August 2015, Emma has been an accredited specialist in Children Act proceedings and complex financial remedy proceedings, gaining specialist status under the Resolution scheme through a robust independent assessment with demonstrates skills, expertise and knowledge.

Emma endeavours to provide clients with straightforward advice, whilst respecting that many people are experiencing a difficult stage in their lives when compassion and sensitivity are paramount. Emma offers a personable and emphatic approach and provides helpful communication from enquiry to completion. Emma is flexible with appointments either in person or over the telephone.

Emma aspired to be a lawyer from a young age and the driving force behind her ambition was to assist people about their rights and help them achieve fairness. Emma is proud of the good relationships she develops with clients which frequently leads to personal recommendations.

Emma has undertaken significant amounts of work in generating content for the family section of the website and press releases which have had excellent coverage in the media. Her latest coverage includes this piece in The Daily Telegraph: Financial divorce settlements: How to keep your fair share.

Legal 500

"Emma Roberts is an expert on both pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements and cohabitation law, as well as being a port of call for unmarried couples seeking advice post-separation. 

Emma Roberts is a powerful solicitor with a real presence." - 2024

What our clients say

"I have had a fantastic experience with Stephensons Solicitors from my initial call with Karen who was helpful & reassuring to dealing with Emma. Emma was incredibly professional yet maintained a human touch throughout what was quite a challenging situation. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you!" - View from a satisfied client

"I have used Stephenson’s for the past 5 years during an ongoing case over a child arrangement order. They have been fantastic throughout and it has not been an easy ride but we got the best result in the end. Bethany and Emma are amazing and are always check in to ensure I am ok not just with the case but in general as well. I would recommend then to anyone." - View from a satisfied client

"I cannot recommend Emma Roberts and Stephensons solicitors highly enough. After my marriage broke down, my ex wife was denying me an acceptable level of access to my child so I enlisted Emma's services. Throughout the process, she was considerate and empathetic whilst also giving clear and constructive advice. Thanks to Emma, we were able to resolve the issue at the first court hearing and I now have a much better level of access to my son." - View from a satisfied client

"I used Stephensons... as they had wonderful reviews, I can tell you they didn’t let me down. Emma was amazing throughout and her keen eye for detail helped guide the case to a early conclusion all in my favour. A good solicitor really is the key to success." - View from a satisfied client

"From the very beginning Emma was fantastic and arranged a telephone meeting within 24 hours. I found Emma to not only be professional but also helpful, understanding and honest and the assistance and guidance that she provided myself with was fantastic. She was always in contact with myself and replied to any question I had straight away. I was kept updated with any developments and the information that I was given allowed the experience to be a lot less painful and stressful with the help from Emma and Stephensons. I would not hesitate to recommend and advise people to use Stephensons, especially Emma." - View from a satisfied client

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