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) Representing client from police station to Crown Court and Solicitor in Civil Litigation Department
Areas of special legal expertise Duty Solicitor
(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.
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.
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.