Emma Manley

Assistant Solicitor

What My Clients Have Said

In my past experience Solicitors have been rather “stuffy” and have made me feel uncomfortable. I have not felt like this using Girlings Ashford. All staff have been kind, friendly and helpful. I was also impressed with the speed my will was processed – much quicker than I thought. Definitely my best Solicitor experience!

A First Class Service. Thank You. Mr D G Darroch

10 out of 10. Mr and Mrs Picton

I was very pleased with the service I received, Emma is lovely and looked after me very well. I have already recommended you to family.

Private Client
Private Client

Emma qualified into our Private Client team in September 2018 and has since been awarded Kent Junior Lawyer of the Year 2019 by Kent Law Society. 





Emma can see you at either our Ashford office or Canterbury office, whichever suits you best.

Prior to joining Girlings, Emma spent over three years working for the Home Office within a legal team. During this time she gained extensive legal experience in advocacy representing the Secretary of State for the Home Department at appeal hearings.  

Since March 2017 Emma has worked closely with the Private Client team led by Lesley Rushton.  Now based in our Canterbury office, she qualified into Private Client in September 2018 after successful completion of her Training Contract.

Emma is now part of Girlings’ Court of Protection team dealing with applications to the Court of Protection for deputyship (for Financial Decisions as well as Health and Welfare Decisions) and also offering practical support to individuals, their family and their loved ones in often life changing circumstances.

Private Client Power of Attorney & Court of Protection

Through Emma’s training and since qualification she has gained experience in:

Emma graduated from the University of Kent in 2011 with a 2.1 Law and French degree before completing the Legal Practice Course with a commendation at the College of Law in 2012.  Emma then spent over three years working for the Home Office within a legal team before moving into private practice in March 2016 beginning as a Commercial Property paralegal with Girlings.   Emma started her Training Contract at Girlings in September 2016 and completed this in September 2018 gaining broad experience during this time working within Girlings’ Family, Residential Conveyancing and Private Client teams.













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