Emily Pope

Emily Pope

Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law

Career History

I joined Neves in September 2018 following the completion of my Law degree and LPC. Prior to this I had experienced working in a family law firm. I qualified as a Family Law solicitor on 3rd December 2020 following the successful completion of my training contract. A large proportion of my training was spent in the Family department, complimented by seats in Conveyancing and Dispute resolution.

I was delighted to qualify into the family department in December 2020 working under the supervision of Head of Department, Beth Woodward.

Recent Cases

I advise on all aspects of family law including:

  • Divorce
  • Financial matters following separation or divorce
  • Making arrangements for children
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Enforcement of Orders following non-compliance 
  • Financial Provision for Children
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Disputes regarding children
  • Applications for urgent protection orders (including non-molestation and occupation orders) 

I am often instructed to make urgent applications concerning children, such as where a child is withheld following contact with one parent.

Having experienced working in the matrimonial, conveyancing and dispute resolution teams, I have been able to transfer my knowledge from one department to the next and this has helped me to advise clients where there is a crossover, such as a property transfer arising from a financial order on divorce or making enforcement applications for non-compliance with court orders. 

I am a firm believer in resolving disputes and work with my clients to seek to settle issues at an early stage where possible. 

I am a member of Resolution. (Resolution members are committed to promoting a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family.)

I like to stay up to date with new developments in the law and I enjoy researching new and topical issues. 

Resolution member

What makes me human

In my spare time you will often find me in the shopping centre, out for a run (begrudgingly!), in the kitchen, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends. I have a strange mix of hobbies - I am a keen crafter, football fan and I love a weekend break!

Latest posts

One of the most worrying issues clients face when they are separating and/or divorcing, is the question of how they are going to financially support themselves and their children following separation. There are a number of ways that income can be ‘to…

Words will never be enough to thank you. You have both (Emily Pope and Beth Woodward) worked so hard for my dad, over and above anything I would have expected. You've shown such care, compassion and professionalism to achieve a fair outcome for a vulnerable client.