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 represents clients who have suffered sexual and physical abuse in their claims against family members, local authorities, children’s homes and religious organisations.

In addition to this she has extensive experience in all other personal injury claims.

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
  • a committee member of the Eastern Legal Support Trust annual Bedford Legal Walk
  • an 'Inspiring The Future' Volunteer
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Jacqui Morton

Donna Hughes, Personal/Legal Assistant

Donna has a wide breadth of legal experience working in private practice, local authority, and police.

She is also an Applied Social Studies graduate, obtaining a 2.1 BA(Hons) from the University of Bedfordshire.

She is known for her keen eye for detail and ability to stay calm under pressure. She is also recognised for her friendly and approachable nature with a willingness to help others.

Donna intends to commence studies with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in the near future.

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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

Gabrielle Litson, Assistant

Gabby joins us as a Paralegal Apprentice with CILEX. Bedford born and bred, she is an enthusiastic school leaver with A levels in History, English Literature and English Language. She is a student member of CILEX.

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Gabby Emmott-Snell Meet the Team