Le Gallais & Luce has appointed Advocate Emma Hollywood as a Senior Associate in the Family and Litigation department.
Emma (pictured), who grew up in Jersey, has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer.
She qualified as an undergraduate from Kingston University before following that up with a Masters Law Degree at the University of Nottingham specialising in Human Rights Law. Having practised as an English Solicitor in York, specialising in private law child proceedings, divorce and harassment injunctions, Emma returned to Jersey during 2006 and joined the Law Officers’ Department.
Qualifying as a Jersey Advocate in 2008, Emma was subsequently appointed to represent the Minister for Health and Social Services, conducting complex multi-sibling public law proceedings.
In 2010 she was appointed as a Crown Advocate representing the Attorney General in high profile criminal prosecutions before the Royal Court, specialising in prosecuting complex sexual offences as well as drug offences, assaults and road traffic offences.
During 2021 Emma moved into private practice, specialising in all aspects of family law. She is accredited on both the Children’s panel and the Criminal panel and has successfully appeared before the Court of Appeal on private law matters relating to children, advised the Royal Court as Amicus and the Guardian Service.
Partner Matthew Godden said: “We are really excited about Emma joining the team. She is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who will provide an excellent service to our clients. She will predominantly be working within our Family department but will also be undertaking criminal and personal injury work.
“We are delighted to welcome her onboard.”
Emma said: “I am incredibly pleased to be appointed as a Senior Associate at Le Gallais & Luce at this point in my career.
“Le Gallais & Luce is a local law firm representing local people, and the company has very clear and exciting ambitions to continue to grow and serve the local community. I look forward to assisting in the development of both the department and the firm.”