Emma Brown

Emma is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Emma undertakes a broad spectrum of commercial litigation, advisory and general disputes work. In addition to experience in general commercial disputes, Emma practices in a number of specialist areas, including investigations. Emma first joined Baker McKenzie as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2015 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution team in September 2017. During Emma's training contract, she also undertook seats in the London office’s Private Equity & Funds and IT/Commercial departments. In her final seat, Emma spent six months on secondment at a global technology company in London, where she assisted the in-house legal team.

On 12 January 2022, the High Court of Justice (“High Court”) handed down its judgment in the challenges to the Government’s award of contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.[i] The Court ruled that it was unlawful for those suppliers referred by Ministers, MPs and other senior officials to be afforded favourable treatment, by being allocated to a so-called ‘VIP lane’. Notwithstanding this, the Court did not find…