Our Team

Emma Kingstone

Consultant


Emma brings significant experience to Quillon Law, including a decade as a commercial litigator at international law firms in the City of London and five years as in-house advisor to one of the world’s largest commercial art galleries.

Practice

Emma has advised on a broad range of complex and high-value disputes, including civil fraud claims and asset recovery, breach of contract and breach of warranty claims. Alongside handling large commercial disputes, she is able to provide specialist advice on intellectual property and technology-related disputes.

As former counsel to a blue-chip contemporary art gallery with operations across three continents, Emma regularly negotiated and documented high-value transactions, dealing with high net worth individuals (and their companies), government bodies, museums, foundations, auction houses, banks and art investment vehicles. She is well placed to deal with disputes relating to artworks.

Emma has a good understanding of the pressures and competing demands faced by in-house counsel. She is used to working closely with board members and senior management in order to achieve strategic and commercial objectives and recognises the importance of providing clear, user-friendly advice that can be understood and actioned by non-lawyers.


 

Key Cases

Proceedings involving Boris Berezovsky

Emma worked as part of a team representing Boris Berezovsky in multi-billion dollar litigation in the English High Court including claims against Roman Abramovich concerning Russian oil and aluminium assets, claims against the estate of his former business partner and a claim in relation to one of Russia's largest mining and metal companies. These actions involved alleged breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, interplay with Russian law and complex financial matters.

Confidential clients

Emma advised various public sector clients on disputes arising out of IT and business process outsourcing contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Her involvement encompassed early-stage strategic advice on troubled IT projects, including renegotiating deliverables and milestones, through to more pro-active dispute resolution, often by means of mediation.

Confidential client

Emma advised a global telecommunications provider on a multi-million pound contractual dispute relating to the supply of software for mobile devices and negotiated a favourable settlement at mediation.

Confidential client

Emma defended an independent television production company in an action brought by an ex-employee for alleged misrepresentation and negligence in relation to valuation of that company, including acting as sole representative of the client at mediation and negotiating a successful outcome.

Meakin v British Broadcasting Corporation & Ors

[2010] EWHC 2065 (Ch)

Emma successfully defended a well-known television production company in a copyright infringement and breach of confidence claim relating to a gameshow format, obtaining summary judgment in respect of the claim.

Confidential client

Emma advised a major sports governing body in connection with litigation relating to copyright and trademark rights in a famous sporting mark.

Education and Admissions

University of Oxford

(BA (Hons), First Class)
(Academic Scholar and Blue)

BPP Law School, London

(Postgraduate Diploma in Law)
(Legal Practice Course)

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales

(2006)


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At Quillon Law, our strategy is about measured growth whilst being recognised as a destination practice of choice, in attracting like-minded practitioners. We aim to create a significant partnership covering all our key practice areas: commercial litigation, fraud and finance disputes, white collar and regulatory disputes, supported by the development of a class-leading approach to development, purpose, responsibility and inclusion across the firm as it grows. If you’d like to find out more about developing a career with us, drop us a line at
careers@quillonlaw.com