Where/when studied: Manchester Metropolitan University (degree & LPC)
Professional expertise before joining the firm: Criminal defence & civil Litigation including personal injury and medical negligence
When you joined the firm: August 2014
Department responsibilities (within the firm): Solicitor in Civil Litigation Department and representing client from police station to Crown Court and Magistrates Courts
Areas of special legal expertise: All general civil litigation matters, particularly contested probate, boundary/property disputes, debt recovery, TOLATA – dispute over property within unmarried relationships, consumer disputes and assisting enforcement action following a judgement, clinical / medical negligence
M (October 2017) - Acted for a client whose long term partner died without leaving a will. My client did not inherit at all under the intestacy rules so we brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. The claim settled before trial on terms which gave my client a financial payment.
C (November 2017) - Acting for the main beneficiaries of a will which was challenged on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity. My clients have successfully proved that the will was valid.
H (September 2017) Acting for a client who has been deleted from a will after she was promised shares in a successful business which she had committed her working life. My client brings a promissory estoppel claim to enforce this promise.
T (December 2017) – Acted for a client whose father died without leaving a will. I successfully proved that the other beneficiaries were not honest as to the true extent of the estate. The claim settled on terms which gave my client a significant financial payment.
S (June 2015) successfully bought a claim against a customer who refused to pay an outstanding invoice to the value of £11,850 owed to our client’s company. Proceedings were issued but the customer eventually accepted the total sum owing. Agreement was finally reached that the customer was to pay the full amount plus costs and interest.
(June 2015) - Two defendants charged with fraud and theft from a vulnerable person in excess of £9,000. Following a guilty plea, on a basis, both defendants received 12 month suspended sentences with supervision.
(July 2015) - Driving with excess alcohol. Breath reading of 88mg. More than twice over the legal limit of 35. Successfully persuaded Magistrates to impose minimum disqualification within their guidelines.
(July 2015) – Man of good character charged with offence of unlawful sexual activity. Successfully challenged the medical evidence relied upon which resulted in the prosecution offering no evidence on basis of insufficient evidence. Case dismissed.
D (June 2015) – represented client who worked as a waitress in busy well-known restaurant. During her shift she was taking dirty pots into the kitchen and she slipped on water that had been leaking from the dishwasher. The client sustained injury to her lower back and attended A&E. Liability was admitted and the client received £4,500 compensation.
H (November 2015) represented client following an accident at work. Client was working on site when a colleague threw a scaffolding tube down to the ground which subsequently hit our client on his left middle finger causing a fracture. Client received damages of £6,300.
H (December 2015) – represented client after he was struck by a vehicle whilst cycling to work. Our client sustained injuries to his back and shoulder. Liability was immediately admitted and client received £3,300 in compensation.
J (January 2016) represented client following a tripping accident at work. Client was called to work in the early hours to repair machine. Whilst completing the repair works, his thumb got caught in the saw drill machine. As the result the client sustained a fractured thumb. The client was awarded £7,000 damages.
P (February 2016) our client was a passenger in a vehicle which was struck from behind whilst stationary at traffic lights in a road traffic accident. Our client sustained whiplash and muscle spasms in her shoulder and required physiotherapy. Liability was eventually agreed and client was awarded £5,400 compensation.
Name Emma Savage
Position Solicitor (Criminal & Civil Litigation Department)
Where Educated Tottington High School, Holy Cross College and Manchester Metropolitan University
First Job Sales Assistant at Boots
Hobbies Going to the theatre, amateur dramatics and travelling
Favourite Food Prawns
Favourite File: Dirty Dancing
Favourite artist Michael Buble
Ultimate Holiday destination Australia & NZ
Favourite sport Sailing
Favourite book Anything by Sophie Kinsella
Likes Musicals, spending time with family & friends and shopping
Dislikes No manners/rudeness
Personal ambition To see as many European Cities as possible. I am trying to work my way through the alphabet.