Emily Powell


Emily Powell
02920 103941
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02920 391038

Emily initially trained and practiced in criminal defence and immigration obtaining her higher rights of audience and duty solicitor qualification. Emily then moved to the MoD where she worked in the commercial law team advising on the commercial, regulatory and public law issues arising in complex and high value procurements. These included equipment, services and IT projects. Emily specialises in commercial law, public procurement and state aid.

What do you love most about your job?

The variety. I have been involved in procurements with hugely diverse subject matter, ranging from client support through IT and ISS procurements and emerging warfare technology.

What do you like to do outside work?

Spend time with my children and horses.


  • University of Bristol 2015 LLM Commercial law
  • University of the West of England 2004 CPE & 2005 LPC
  • University of Exeter 2003 BSc Biological sciences

Where you trained

  • Elite solicitors, Bristol

The year you qualified

  • 2007

Previous workplaces

  • Elite solicitors 2005 – 2009

  • Ministry of Defence 2009 – 2017


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