Emma Haywood is a solicitor and legal consultant with a decade of experience in commercial, intellectual property and technology law. She advises innovative, purpose-driven organisations on transformational projects, with a focus on the implementation of emerging technologies.
Emma has a passion for innovation and regularly speaks and writes on topics pertaining to the future of the legal profession. In 2022, she was named as a legal industry changemaker by, ‘Next 100 Years’, a project marking the centenary of the admission of the first women barristers and solicitors, in England and Wales.
As a complement to her future-facing work, Emma has a strong interest in the heritage sector and community history. She holds a double first-class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, where she was elected as a Scholar of Emmanuel College. She has provided her expertise on a pro bono basis as a seconded lawyer for the British Museum, and as an advisor at Toynbee Hall, an East London charity addressing the causes and impacts of poverty.
Emma is a proud descendant of the Windrush Generation, a busy working parent to two young children, a committed mentor to junior lawyers, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
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