Emily Pain

Consultant Solicitor and Mediator


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Emily is a Consultant Solicitor in Family law. 


Emily is based in our Basingstoke office, but assists clients throughout the UK and abroad. She is a highly regarded solicitor with over 15 years of experience in family law.

Emily specialises in various aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial negotiations and disputes related to children following a divorce or separation. Her expertise cover a wide range of cases, including those involving high net worth individuals with multiple assets such as large property portfolios, inherited wealth, offshore assets, family trusts, and complex business assets.

She also regularly advises on the preparation and negotiation of pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.

Emily's approach is guided by her commitment to Resolution, an organisation that emphasises a non-confrontational approach to family law matters, focusing on the needs of the entire family. She believes that this approach leads to better outcomes for families and children.

Furthermore, Emily's dedication to improving communication and fostering amicable resolutions led her to become a qualified mediator in 2021. Mediation can be a valuable tool in resolving family disputes outside of court, promoting cooperation and mutual understanding between separating couples.

Emily is recognised for her extensive knowledge of family law, dedication to her clients, and her commitment to resolving family issues in a constructive and non-confrontational manner.


Emily is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.

Legal 500 2024

‘Emily Pain – enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated.’

‘Emily Pain’s calm, confident manner has meant I have recommended many clients to her. She has never disappointed, always achieving excellent outcomes whether in court or out’.

Legal 500 2023

“Emily Pain is a dynamic and experienced family lawyer who always goes the extra mile for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Emily to act on the other side of any dispute and I frequently refer clients to Emily if I am unable to act myself. Emily is a very safe pair of hands and she always fights to get the best possible outcome for her clients”

“Emily Pain stands out from the crowd as enthusiastic and passionate about her work.”

Legal 500 2021

“Emily Pain is great. She knows family law back to front, and has a wonderful way with clients. She is conscientious, hardworking, diligent and super bright. She is great on strategy and goes above and beyond for her clients, in her quest to get the best result”

Legal 500 2019 and 2020

“Emily Pain is extremely conscientious and supportive of her clients”.