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Emily Towner

Position: Associate

Emily is a solicitor in the firm's education team and acts mainly for schools and dioceses.  She is currently advising a number of schools, including foundation, voluntary-aided and special schools, in relation to academy conversion and also acts across a range of property matters for schools and related charities.

Recent experience

  • Acting for a number of voluntary-aided schools in relation to academy conversion
  • Acting for dioceses in relation to academy conversion matters including registration of an education charity
  • Advising on the de-federation of a governing body
  • Acting for Diocesan Boards of Education in relation to the transfer of various schools’ trusteeships and various property matters including leases and licences

Professional memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Work history

2010 to present, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2007 to 2010, Solicitor, Kerman & Co LLP

2005 to 2007, Trainee Solicitor, Pothecary Witham Weld

Spoken languages

Italian, French

Personal interests

Emily enjoys both classical piano music and modern jive dancing


Contact details

Tel.       +44 (0)20 7593 5177

Fax.      +44 (0)20 7593 0308

Email.   etowner@wslaw.co.uk

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