Emma Gough

Emma practices across all areas of family but predominantly in Private Children and Financial Remedies cases.  Emma is regularly instructed to represent clients in complex private law disputes involving allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation.  Emma has been successful in a number of cases where residence has been transferred to her client away from an alienating parent.  Emma’s practice ranges from implacable hostility to non accidental injuries and allegations of sexual abuse.  Emma has also been successful in a number of internal and international relocation cases.


Emma has broad experience in the field of financial remedies and her practice encompasses cases involving issues such as concurrent personal injury proceedings, conduct and the dissipation of assets.  Emma accepts instructions on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.


Emma is known for her friendly and hard-working nature, attention to detail and client handling skills which she derives from her combined life and professional experience.


Member of the FLBA and the Newcastle Medico-Legal Society


First Class LLB (Hons)


Blackstone’s Prize for Academic Excellence.

Other Interest

Emma is a mother of 5 children and she loves to bake and cook for them.  Emma enjoys grass roots rugby, having set up her local women’s rugby union team, she has now hung up her boots but supports her local club by volunteering in other ways.  Emma grew up on a council estate in Manchester and is able to offer people a down to earth and practical approach.