Accredited Specialist, Commercial Litigation
Emma Macfarlane is a highly accomplished commercial litigator and a Principal Lawyer with Coleman Greig. With an impressive reputation that stems from her extensive experience and a number of years successfully managing a dispute resolution team, Emma’s credentials as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation are testament to her ability to achieve outstanding results for clients.
Whilst Emma is well versed across a range of legal areas, much of her client work has focussed on competition and consumer law, property disputes, estate disputes, equitable claims, partnership disputes, as well as corporate and personal insolvency.
Emma has been heavily involved in an eclectic list of cases heard in the NSW Local, District and Supreme Courts, the Federal Courts and in interstate jurisdictions. Her experience as a client advocate has resulted in a proven ability to obtain commercially minded, practical and, above all, successful results for clients.
Whilst consistently held in high regard as an extremely effective litigator, Emma’s strategic and commercially sound planning is always focussed on the overall best interests of clients, giving her the inherent ability to judge cases on their individual merits and to resolve disputes though alternative avenues of resolution where possible. Alongside her extensive legal qualifications, Emma also holds a degree in Business (Management), allowing her an in-depth understanding of the everyday workings of clients’ organisations, as well as the ability to take a truly business-minded approach to all disputes.
Passionate about professional development, Emma recently co-founded 'Victress Connection'. This unique group brings together Macarthur businesswomen to collaborate, learn and inspire individual and shared development and success. In addition to Victress Connection, Emma demonstrates her commitment to professional development by mentoring young lawyers within Coleman Greig.
For over 10 years, Emma has been a Director of Youth Solutions, a Macarthur based youth health promotion charity focused on drug and alcohol prevention amongst 12 – 25 year olds, as well as within the broader community. In addition to her youth work, Emma was a board member of St Patrick's College for Girls in Campbelltown from 2015 to 2017.
Emma’s strong ties to the community have also seen her successful and ongoing involvement in raising funds for the Ingham Institute, a not-for-profit medical research organisation committed to inspiring better health and driven by the needs of the Macarthur, Campbelltown, Camden and South-Western Sydney community. The Ingham Institute also works to actively transform the treatment and care of people living with common medical conditions and disease.
A testament to the leadership displayed within her business and community networks, Emma has recently been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Western Sydney Women Awards in the category of ‘Outstanding Western Sydney Woman in Leadership’. Emma was also recently named 2020 Campbelltown Citizen of the Year at Campbelltown Council's Australia Day civic ceremony which was held on the 26 January 2020.