Emma Sole

Emma Sole

Called: 2005

Practice Profile

‘Very accessible and helpful in employment cases, and very technically competent, while combining it with a good manner with clients. Emma is also good at explaining to clients the weaknesses in cases and the need to focus on strengths.’ Legal 500 2021 ranked a leading junior

 

Emma joined Stour Chambers in 2016, after establishing a mixed and successful civil practise over ten years’ work in London (where she retains an associate tenant).

 

Emma specialises in employment law, representing both employee and employer clients in a wide variety of claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and “whistle-blowing” matters. Emma has also advised in high value restraint of trade claims and successfully made use of the Employment Tribunal mediation scheme.

 

In the field of personal injury Emma’s extensive practice involves Employers’ liability, tripping and slipping cases and road traffic accident claims. The experience of working in employment law and personal injury provides

 

Emma with an invaluable overlap of knowledge and expertise; which is put to particular use in work-place stress claims which often cross over with disability discrimination/reasonable adjustment cases.

In addition, Emma advises and acts on credit hire claims and in numerous common law areas, including commercial cases and contractual disputes.

 

Feedback from clients include a senior representative of a Respondent company describing Emma as “a splendid young barrister who has my confidence and undivided attention”, and an employee client thanking her, saying “…it was very evident to me that you have outstanding abilities both in preparation and delivery, including an excellent empathy with the client…”

 

She is able to accept instructions on a direct access basis and is happy to consider undertaking work on a CFA basis.

Employment

  • Unfair dismissal (including constructive dismissal)
  • Discrimination claims
  • Whistleblowing
  • Restraint of trade
  • Unlawful deduction from wages

 

Personal Injury

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Public Liability

 

General Common Law

  • Credit Hire
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Commercial cases
  • Property and Land disputes
  • Lipton Group PLC v Cudd (2015) UKEAT/0360/14/DM
  • Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority v Wong UKEAT/0185/08/LA

  • Customer Systems PLC v Ranson & Ors (2011) EWHC 3304 (drafted the Fourth Defendant’s Defence – unavailable for trial due to the arrival of first child).

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Free Representation Unit
  • Basic French
  • BVC Exhibition 2004, Inner Temple
  • BVC, Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • BA Jurisprudence, Trinity College, Oxford

In a previous life Emma’s main hobby was playing hockey – she received a Blue at Oxford and played for Canterbury and Southgate. Now she spends most weekends traversing the Kent countryside and coast with her young family or helping at the family’s restaurant in Whitstable.

Emma Sole – Stour Chambers, 8 Vernon Place, Canterbury, CT1 3HG

 

My registration number is: Z9624658

 

Client personal data processed

 

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. I may process the following client personal data:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Identification Data such as Passport or Driver’s License details.
  • Bank account details
  • Data relating to the legal matter for which I am providing services to you
  • Location details
  • Financial Information, Medical records, Criminal records

 

How I will use your personal data

 

All the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered in the course of your case and/or proceedings.

The lawful basis’ identified for processing your data is your consent, processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, compliance with my legal obligations as a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

 

Your personal data is required in order for me to provide you with representation.  If you do not provide me with the required personal data, I may not be able to represent you.

 

Your data may be used to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • To ensure that I do not enter into any other contracts or agreements which may create a conflict of interests between the duties I owe to you and to another person
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
  • Investigate and address your concerns
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings or complaints relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law
  • Provide information as required by the Bar Standards Board, my indemnity insurers and HM Revenue and Customs

 

Sharing of Data

 

I may share your data with

  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet my legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing

 

How long I keep your personal data for:

 

Your personal data is held by me for as long as I represent you and in chambers in accordance with chambers’ data retention policy.

 

Any personal data that is emailed to me will be kept on chambers’ email systems in line with its email retention period.

 

Transfer of your personal data outside of the European Economic Area

 

I confirm that I do not normally transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). In the event that personal data does need to be transferred outside of the EEA then I will ensure the necessary safeguards are in place as required under the GDPR. 

 

Your rights as a data subject:

 

The General Data Protection Regulation provides data subjects certain rights relating to the processing of their personal data.  Given the nature of personal data processed by me, and the lawful basis I have identified for doing so you have the following rights:

 

You may request access to the personal data I process concerning you through making a subject access request (SAR).

 

You may request rectification of the personal data I process concerning you where it is incomplete or inaccurate.

 

You may request, subject to certain criteria, the erasure of the personal data I process concerning you.

 

You may request that I restrict the processing of personal data concerning you.  Restriction means that I will only store the personal data and not further process it.

 

You have the right to data portability whereby I will provide you (or another data controller where technically feasible) your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

 

You can make a request expressing your rights by contacting me at the details provided above.

 

Lodging a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

 

If you feel that your personal data has been, or is being, processed in an inappropriate manner; or you feel that your rights, as described above have been infringed, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The ICO is the UK’s supervisory authority regarding data protection matters and has a responsibility to act on complaints made to it.  You may lodge a complaint by visiting the website below or calling the ICO’s helpline on 0303 123 1113.

 

https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.

~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021

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