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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here
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Emma Leavesley


+44 (0)118 957 0277



  • Matrimonial Finances and Divorce;

    • All aspects of matrimonial law including divorce and matrimonial finances for clients with assets of up to £3m
    • Assists the Head of Private Wealth, Matthew Heyworth on high value and complex matters
    • Represents clients in cases which have involved multiple properties, agricultural property, pre-acquired assets and contribution arguments
    • Advises on pre- and post nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation Matters and Claiming an interest in a property
    • Advises on Cohabitation Agreements and the current position in law for unmarried couples in relation to property
    • Advises on Trust of Land Claims including property owned in joint names cases, sole name cases and on the doctrine of proprietary estoppel
  • Children matters;
    • Advises regularly on the arrangements for children following separation including disputes as to the living and visiting arrangements.  Representing client’s in Court proceedings when disputes are not resolved outside of Court.
    • Acting for client’s in complex areas including where;
      • One parent has been subjected to severe domestic violence
      • Allegations of harm have been made against a parent
      • One parent has implacably hostile to contact
      • One parent has issues with drugs/ alcohol

Memberships and other professional roles


  • Joined Pitmans in 2016, promoted to Associate in May 2017
  • Trained and qualified at a West London firm
  • LPC from the College of Law
  • Law graduate of De Montfort University

London and Cambridge Offices

London Westminster
50 Broadway, London

London City
107 Cheapside, London

51 Hills Road, Cambridge

Reading and Southampton Offices

Reading, Castle Street
47 Castle Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 7SR

Reading, The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton, The Avenue
46 The Avenue Southampton
Southampton SO17 1AX

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