Emilia Carslaw
Junior counsel

Emilia Carslaw

Call to Bar:2020


5 Stone Buildings is one of the 'best traditional Chancery sets'.

Emilia joined 5 Stone Buildings as a tenant in October 2021. She completed her pupillage in chambers and was supervised by Edward Hewitt, Jordan Holland, Thomas Entwistle and Harry Martin, gaining experience across the spectrum of Chancery law. Emilia welcomes instructions in all of chambers’ practice areas, including wills and probate, family provision, the administration of estates, trusts, taxation, art and cultural property and the Court of Protection.

During pupillage Emilia assisted Mark Blackett-Ord in the reported will forgery cases Sangha v Sangha [2021] EWHC 1599 (Ch) and Rainey v Weller [2021] EWHC 2206 (Ch), and Ruth Hughes in the testamentary capacity appeal Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch). She also assisted with two trials under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 including Miles v Shearer [2021] EWHC 1000 (Ch).

Emilia has a first class degree in Classics from the University of Oxford, where she won university prizes for the best performance in the Latin papers and for the best thesis on a Roman topic. She went on to complete an MPhil in Latin Literature at the University of Cambridge. She obtained a Distinction in the GDL, coming top in her year in the Equity and Trusts exam and third in the year overall. While studying for the BPTC, for which she obtained an Outstanding grade, she was a Visiting Lecturer at City Law School. She also represented the parents of children who had been excluded from school in front of school governing bodies and local councils through the School Exclusion Project.

About Emilia Carslaw

Education and Qualifications
  • BPTC, City, University of London: Outstanding
  • GDL, City, University of London: Distinction
  • MPhil in Latin Language and Literature, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • BA in Classics, Jesus College, Oxford: First Class
Scholarships and Prizes
  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship (City Law School)
  • Serle Court Prize for Equity and Trusts (City, University of London)
  • Viscount Sankey Award (Jesus College, Oxford)
  • Hertford Prize for the best performance in the Latin papers (University of Oxford)
  • De Paravicini Prize for the best thesis on a Roman topic (University of Oxford)
  • Various college prizes (Jesus College, Oxford)
  • GDL Moot, finalist and runner-up (City, University of London)
  • Maitland Advocacy Prize, semi-finalist
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • ConTrA
  • Chancery Bar Association
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