Emma Bysouth


"Emma Bysouth provided exceptional support to each transaction and demonstrated outstanding professionalism throughout."

Legal 500 [UK 2020]


Emma qualified in March 2016. She is an Associate in our Corporate Team in the Ipswich office.

Emma advises on a full range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, group restructurings, banking matters, general company law issues and commercial contracts. Emma has a particular focus on corporate transactional work, regularly advising clients on the acquisition and disposal of businesses. She has also gained significant experience on working on large international transactions.

Emma has particular experience in the aerospace and defence industry having worked in the UK legal department of a multinational company, which had a worldwide customer base operating in the civil and military markets, prior to joining Birketts.

Other Information

Emma is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. A client in this edition notes "Mark Henry, Alexandra Nelson and Emma Bysouth all work extremely well in the corporate team. They work very hard in finding solutions and are very responsive to our needs. They have handled two acquisitions this year in incredibly short timescales and both had their challenges but they were very commercial in their approach, enabling us to complete within timescales". Another client in this edition notes "Mark Henry and his team set the bar for high-quality delivery. He and Emma Bysouth consistently go the extra mile to exceed client expectations and deliver exceptional results".

Emma enjoys developing her professional network in Ipswich area sitting on the committee for Ipswich Junior Chamber (IJC) and the board of the Financial Insurance and Professional Services Group (FIPS) for Ipswich. In 2018, Emma launched, with Rhiannon Russell and Jessica Withey, a new young professionals group in Ipswich called IP1 Network.

Legal 500 UK 2020 Rising Star     Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer