Meet the Emmott Snell team

Tracey Emmott, Principal Solicitor

Tracey Emmott is a solicitor with almost 20 years’ experience in personal injury law. Previously she was a partner of a regional firm in the Home Counties.

Tracey has a national reputation in the area of child abuse litigation and has appeared on TV, radio and in the national press.

She was the claimant’s lawyer in the notable and much publicised cases of ‘JGE’ v Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth (Court of Appeal, July 2012). She also acted for the claimants in ‘ABB’ & Others v Milton Keynes Council (High Court, October 2011). She also represented a cohort of victims of abuse in Jersey children’s homes, and is instructed in a ‘group’ action by victims of abuse in St Francis Boys’ Home, Shefford.

Tracey is also:

  • an Executive officer and Panel member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel
  • a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

She has been featured in:

  • The Times Lawyer of the Week, November 2011
  • Law Society Gazette Lawyer in the News, July 2012
  • Law Society Gazette 'My Legal Life', December 2015
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Jacqui Morton, Chartered Legal Executive

Jacqui is a Chartered Legal Executive, and has extensive experience in a wide range of personal injury claims.

She is known for her hardworking and careful approach to any legal problem, her excellent rapport with clients and professionals, and is recognised as a 'safe pair of hands'.

She has had some outstanding results representing clients in Criminal Injuries Compensation claims for historic sexual abuse.

Jacqui is also:

  • a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
  • a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
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Jacqui Morton

Francesca Cirillo, Personal Assistant to Tracey Emmott

Francesca has been working at the firm for 7 years, developing her experience in Personal Injury work.

She has a keen eye for detail, is always happy to help and is a reliable and integral member of our team.

Francesca is also fluent in Italian and therefore will be delighted to assist you if Italian is your preferred language of communication.

Francesca is also:

  • a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Francesca Cirillo

Bernadette "Barny" James, Practice Manager and Legal Assistant

Barny is particularly accomplished at multi-tasking her responsibilities as Practice Manager with her role in assisting with progressing our clients' cases. 

Her background in family and care work equips her perfectly for her role in our team.

She is recognised for her 'sympathetic ear' and extremely good relationships with clients, staff and other professionals.

She is also valued for her dogged determination in tracking down records.

Barny seamlessly juggles the logistics and demands of a busy office with great fortitude and always with a smile on her face!

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Bernadette James

Toslima Islam, Legal Assistant and PA to Tracey Emmott

Toslima graduated from the University of Westminster with a 2.1 LLB and is currently doing her Legal Practice Course with Masters at the University of Law.

Before joining us she was volunteering at Bedford's local Citizens Advice Bureau as a gateway assessor and also worked as a private tutor.

Among her many credentials is the fact that she was Head Girl of Bedford Academy. Toslima is proud to be Bedford born and bred and belongs to a strong community in the town.

Toslima is also fluent in Bengali and therefore will be delighted to assist you if Bengali is your preferred language of communication.

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