Family Law Consulting

Advice and representation in family law

David Emmerson

David is a partner at TV Edwards LLP and heads their Family Dispute Resolution team,  family finance  team and consultant team . He is based at their Mile End Road office.


David qualified as a solicitor in June 1984 and specialises in family law and family dispute resolution. He is also a trained Collaborative Family lawyer and Mediator which is the new effective way of resolving issues between separating couples. David has considerable experience in dealing with divorce, finance and children matters in relation to marital and relationship breakdown.
He is a National Committee member of the Resolution, the association that represents nearly 6000 family lawyers throughout the country and is co- chair of their Legal Aid committee.  David is a past chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group [1999-2003] which is an organisation representing the interests of Legal Aid practitioners nationally in negotiations with the Legal Services Commission and the Ministry of Justice.  In June 2004 he was awarded an O.B.E. for his work in publicly funded legal services nationally and particularly in East London.  David has been appointed a Deputy District Judge and sits on the South East judicial circuit. He became a full member parther at TV Edwards in May 2012. Visit


Areas of Expertise:

David specialises in Family Law and conducts the advocacy in the majority of his cases and he is a Higher Court Solicitor-Advocate (Civil Proceedings). He has particular expertise in resolving complex financial and children cases.  David has given lectures and chaired conferences on legal services, family law, legal aid and practice management.  He has written many articles for periodicals and journals on both family law and legal aid issues.  He is a co-author of Resolution’s Family Law Handbook.

Panel Membership:

David is a member of  Resolution‘s  specialist Accreditation Panel of Expert Family Lawyers in the Finance, Private law Children and Domestic Abuse categories.  David is a Higher Court Solicitor-Advocate in family and civil law proceedings.  David is also a trained Collaborative Family lawyer and Mediator which is the new effective way of resolving issues between separating couples.  David is a member of and past assessor for the Law Society Family Law panel.

Radio Broadcasts:

David has appeared as an expert commentator in relation to family law on BBC Radio 4′s  Unreliable Evidence with Clive Anderson, You and Yours, Law in Action. Radio 5 live News, ITV News, and LBC News.
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News Articles and Other Publications:

Contributor to Resolution’s Consent Order precedents – 2009
Contributor to Resolution’s Family Law Handbook – 2007

Other Relevant Experience

In March 2004 and January 2007, David gave evidence to the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs committee on behalf of Resolution in respect of family law.