"Emily is a very hard-working and talented lawyer who is a real asset to the teams she works with."

Chambers UK 2024

"Emily is responsive, cool under pressure and very client-friendly."

Chambers UK 2023

"Emily Aggett advises clients on contractual disputes and also has notable expertise in contentious matters surrounding data protection."

Chambers UK 2023

"Professional, understanding, strong guidance at all times. Great empathy despite difficult and trying circumstances. Not afraid to stand up for the client. Clarity of information and clear direction"

Legal 500

I’m a Senior Associate in the Commercial and Regulatory Disputes team.

I advise local, national, and international clients on a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, high court litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Alongside my general commercial litigation work, I specialise in advising clients on data protection law and compliance issues, in relation to complex Subject Access and Freedom of Information Act requests, data breach situations and data sharing arrangements including as part of due diligence for corporate and property transactions.

I am proud to be recognised in legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers as “a Rising Star”.

I am a French speaker and experienced in French law having studied Law with French at University including a year studying law at university in Bordeaux. Once a qualified lawyer, I worked on several occasions in the Paris office of a global, commercial law firm. At Michelmores, I am involved with maintaining and strengthening the relationship with our best friend firms in France.

Outside of work, I volunteer with the National Youth Advocacy Service as an Independent Volunteer Visitor which involves being a trusted friend for a young person in care in Devon. I am passionate about raising the profile of Volunteer Visiting amongst the business community in order to recruit more Visitors for looked after children in our county.

I am ranked in Chambers UK as an ‘Associate to watch’, and I am a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500.

Recent experience

Advising a claimant client in relation to a multi-million-pound damages claim relating to a profit sharing and fee arrangement in respect of commercial property

Leading on a variety of data protection related pieces of advice to clients including in respect of CCTV, body worn video, cookies claims, Subject Access Requests in the context of Employment Tribunal proceedings and requests for information under the Environmental Information Regulations

Providing advice to a client in the transport sector in respect of direct marketing and cross-promotion of services to an associated membership group within the context of the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act parameters

Supporting a financial services client in a coverage dispute with its insurers

Representing the claimants and securing judgment including significant six-figure dividend payments in the clients’ favour following a four-week remote trial in the matter of Dalkilic and Pekin v Pekin and Paragon Property Investments Limited [2021] EWHC 219 (Ch) which involved a family shareholder dispute over the ownership of a valuable manufacturing company

Aggett, Emily
Emily Aggett