Emma joined Hugh James from Geldards LLP where she was a partner in the employment team. Having worked as an employment specialist for 12 years, Emma has a wealth of experience providing employment law advice across the private, public and third sectors.
As well as having excellent technical skills, Emma is recognised for her pragmatic approach. She works in close partnership with clients to deliver innovative, yet effective solutions to employment issues at minimum cost. She is an able employment tribunal advocate with experience of handling complex unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
Some examples of Emma’s specific experience include:
Emma also has additional expertise in the areas of data protection and freedom of information law.
Emma Burns is highly regarded for her expertise on restructuring and TUPE mandates, and is also sought after for her training sessions on employment issues.
Chamber UK 2018
Head of department Emma Burns uses “her clear thinking, legal perspective, commercial know-how and general experience” to assist clients. She has experience advising on a broad spectrum of employment matters, including TUPE, trade union law and equal pay mandates.
Chambers UK 2017
Clients praise her approach to their work: “We have a good working relationship – she understands our business completely.”
Chambers UK 2015
What do you like to do outside work?
Trustee of Breast Cancer Care (a UK wide charity providing support and services to people affected by breast cancer). Chairperson of local breast cancer support group Breastfriends Cardiff and Vale.