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Emma Shipp

Governor

Emma is a corporate lawyer a member of the corporate and commercial team at Russell-Cooke LLP, specialising in providing practical advice on a variety of business issues. She has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, on solvent and distressed company re-organisations, on startup requirements including shareholder agreements and LLP deeds and on various business arrangements such as joint ventures, share option schemes and investment agreements. Upon qualifying in 1990 she joined Sprecher Grier, a small firm in the City, and became the firm’s managing partner in 2005 growing it through a series of mergers until in 2015 it became a substantial top 50 law firm with the creation of Shakespeare Martineau. Emma joined Russell-Cooke in November 2020 to further enhance the strength and depth of the corporate and commercial team as well as to develop a strategic project with ground breaking potential to provide online services to clients.  

Emma has always been interested in inclusivity and providing people with the skills to achieve their potential.  She has been involved in a number of charities including those that support young people and teach them skills to help break the cycle of long term unemployment in deprived areas.

Emma finds walking therapeutic and has walked the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrim trails through Spain and Portugal which she finds an excellent antidote to the rush and consumerism of working life