Emilia Smith

Senior Commercial Solicitor

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Emilia trained at SJ Berwin in London and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. Following qualification, she moved as part of a team to global law firm, Reed Smith, where she worked for a number of years in the corporate department. She then decided that she wanted to get to know the ‘inner workings’ of a company better, and moved in-house to Eurostar, then a start-up production company (Content With Purpose). As a result, she has a wealth of legal experience and a unique business background, enabling her to support growing businesses achieve their objectives for growth.

Emilia is passionate about providing accessible and tailored advice and assisting clients on a wide range of commercial issues and agreements.

I really enjoy getting to know my clients and how their businesses work, so that when I am advising them on an issue, I understand the 'bigger picture' including business objectives, commercial concerns, and market drivers.

Most importantly, she has a unique appreciation of the journey and challenges which founder/owners experience when scaling a business. 

I know what it means to be on the inside of a start-up and how lonely it can be for founders if they don't have the right people giving them the right advice.

I also understand, more than most, that cash is king. This means that legal processes need to be appropriately tailored to support revenue-generating activity, which in those early years is so vital for growth and resilience.

Emilia is a versatile solicitor, advising on a variety of agreements and matters, and is able to adapt to the nature, size and industry of the business she is supporting. She enjoys being able to break down complex issues and bring structure to something which might otherwise be chaos. This applies whether she is advising on a large-scale business-critical SaaS agreement, or the terms of business for your first customer.

Outside work, Emilia is kept busy by her two young children! In her spare time, she enjoys catching up with friends, doing yoga and travelling.


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What our clients say

We were very happy with the service provided and knowing we can also access other specialised areas of legal services support, as and when we need them, is very reassuring.
Liz Jenkinson CEO, Biocleave
This is a key stage of ANB Sensors’ growth as an SME, because it saw us transferring from a research and development company to a commercial entity. It’s a major milestone for us. Having Harper James by our side is reassuring, as they’ve helped us ensure all our documentation and sales terms are both fair and reasonable and led us through the sales process.
Dr Nathan Lawrence CEO and Co-Founder, ANB Sensors
Our solicitor Emilia has been a pleasure to work with: not only has she been friendly, patient and highly professional during her work with OASIS, but she has also gone to extra lengths to 'get the job done', for which I am incredibly grateful.
Anna Plaster Director, Offshore Aerial Survey Inspection Service
We were very happy with the service provided and knowing we can also access other specialised areas of legal services support, as and when we need them, is very reassuring.
Liz Jenkinson CEO, Biocleave
This is a key stage of ANB Sensors’ growth as an SME, because it saw us transferring from a research and development company to a commercial entity. It’s a major milestone for us. Having Harper James by our side is reassuring, as they’ve helped us ensure all our documentation and sales terms are both fair and reasonable and led us through the sales process.
Dr Nathan Lawrence CEO and Co-Founder, ANB Sensors
Our solicitor Emilia has been a pleasure to work with: not only has she been friendly, patient and highly professional during her work with OASIS, but she has also gone to extra lengths to 'get the job done', for which I am incredibly grateful.
Anna Plaster Director, Offshore Aerial Survey Inspection Service

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Senior Commercial Solicitor

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