Ms Emily Betts


Emily’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial and property law. She acts largely in business and commercial property disputes, in particular in areas where her specialisms overlap such as secured lending and commercial fraud. She is an experienced trial advocate, both as sole counsel and as a junior to leading counsel, and has appeared in multi week trials in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division.


- Commercial Landlord and Tenant

- Development

- Real Property and Mortgages

- Trusts of Land

Directory Recommendations

Emily is ranked for Real Estate Litigation in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. She is also recommended for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

A go-to junior, there is no client or issue that she cannot deal with.’ (Legal 500)

Very user friendly, exceptionally hard working and very bright, she is easy to get on with and a rising star amongst counsel of her year of call.’ (Legal 500)

Very diligent junior counsel who is very responsive, confident in her advice and a real technical expert, who knows the civil procedure rules inside out.” (Chambers UK)

Emily Betts is great to work with, exceptional value and good on her feet” (Chambers UK) 

“Provides good practical advice and is really good on her feet.” (Chambers UK)

“Proactive, quick to respond and always very good.  She is responsive and helpful.” (Chambers UK)

A future silk, her attention to detail and work ethic is second to none.”  (Legal 500)

“She is a great advocate, with a calm and unflappable manner that ensures great results.” (Legal 500)

“She is very quick to grasp the issues in dispute and is very user-friendly in her approach. Exceptional in her peer group and one to watch.” (Chambers UK)

“Punches far above her weight in terms of years of experience, and is very bright and tenacious in court. She’s really strong on paper, drafting pleadings and skeleton arguments in an effective way.” (Chambers UK)

a persuasive advocate with a sharp eye for detail who is able to get judges on her side quickly. Very personable. Her paperwork is excellent and she’s very good on her feet” (Chambers UK)

She will not back down when a point is worth pursuing.” (Legal 500)

“A superb all-rounder with an excellent understanding of the law” (Legal 500)

Qualifications, Appointments

Secretary of the Property Bar Assocation 2020-present

Treasurer of the Property Bar Association 2019-2020