Emily is an experienced Internet professional, having worked in the domain name industry for over 12 years. Emily designed and implemented Nominet's award-winning domain name dispute resolution service, and assembled a team of professional mediators and 40 experts in intellectual property to administer the service. Recently, she has advised on a number of successful domain name disputes (UDRP, .eu ADR) on behalf of Sipara.
As well as expertise in domain name disputes, Emily is experienced in corporate law and governance, commercial and competition law. She also ran a major copyright infringement case in Australia (Nominet UK v Diverse Internet Pty Ltd (2004) FCA 1244) which established the subsistence and ownership of copyright in WHOIS data, winning record damages for copyright infringement.
CEDR Award for excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Week, Technology Media and Telecoms team of the year Financial Times, Innovative lawyer of the year (finalist).
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What's the best place you've ever visited? Antibes in the South of France. It has the perfect combination of mountains, blue skies, sea and ancient buildings. It's my happy place for the rest of the year.
Wine or beer? Both - beer before wine, that's fine.
Worst journey ever? Rio de Janeiro, 2007. Spent a week in conference rooms while the sun was shining. On my only morning off, decided to visit Christ the Redeemer to enjoy the spectacular views of the coast and the Sugar Loaf. Spent two hours in a crowded bus, got to the statue which was surrounded by mist. No view. Could not even see the feet of the statue.
Favourite Film? Kick Ass
How do you relax? Watching TV box sets, just finished Spiral and the Killing. Walking the dog, and doing crazy dancing with the kids.
Professional History: Employment
2011: Sipara - consultant
2009 - present : Internet consultant, working for a number of clients, including UNESCO, EURid, auDA, and Oxford Information Labs
2000-2009: Nominet, Director of Legal and Policy and Company Secretary
1999-2000: Manches, Oxford, Assistant solicitor
1996-1999: CMS Cameron McKenna: Trainee, qualifying into contentious intellectual property department.
Professional Qualifications
2009 - MBA (Open) Distinction
1995 - Legal practice course (Distinction)
1994 - Common Professional Examination
1989 - BA Hons, Classics, Cambridge University

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