Emma Wakeling

Emma's commitment, drive and professionalism shone through from the moment we first met her, to the moment we received the court's judgment. Emma clearly demonstrated that her skill set and passion for the law made her one of the strongest lawyers in the courtroom and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

– Family Law Client 2019
Emma Wakeling


Emma Wakeling was called to the English and Welsh Bar in 2009 and was called as an Advocate of The Royal Court of Jersey in 2012.

Emma specialises in family and criminal law and, whilst maintaining an interest particularly in criminal advocacy, leads the Family Team at BCR Law.  In this role she advises on a wide range of family work, including divorce and financial matters and on issues involving children, including Public Law proceedings. Emma is accredited to the Children Panel and is able to represent parents and children. She is also a member of Resolution.

Emma primarily works with David Benest, Alison Brown and Tara Lee.

Emma was made a partner in December 2018.

What the directories say

“Emma Wakeling is professional, hardworking, honest and practical in the advice she gives. She has been very supportive with my case and is always willing to answer any questions I have. Emma has made complex legal terms easy for me to understand. She has carefully explained each step, enabling me to feel less anxious about my situation. Her expertise in this area has given me confidence that I am in very safe hands. Whilst remaining professional and focused on legal matters, she is very supportive and understanding of the emotional impact of such a case.” – Legal 500 2020

Professional Background

Law degree –  King’s College London

Bar Vocational Course – BPP Law School, London

Emma is also an Associate of King’s College London

Professional Memberships

Middle Temple


Children Panel, accredited to represent parents and children.


Finally and thank you both, you and Tara are a great team.

–  Family Law Client 2019

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