Craig Emden is the Managing Partner of Howard Kennedy. He is also a commercial litigator with over 30 years' experience acting for clients across a number of industries and sectors.
Craig has been Managing Partner since 2017, having previously been joint Managing Partner.
He delivers sustainable and profitable growth for the firm and always ensures that it remains a place where people thrive and our values prevail.
Although he does not shy away from making difficult decisions, Craig seeks to make these calls with the best outcomes for both those who work at Howard Kennedy as well as the firm in mind. As Howard Kennedy continues to grow, Craig is still intent on ensuring that the firm only recruits people that will fit in with the firm's friendly ethos and values.
Craig is a solicitor providing clients with commercial and straightforward advice on all aspects of commercial and real estate litigation, both domestic and international. His areas of expertise include sports-related litigation, corporate and partnership disputes (particularly shareholder disputes), professional negligence, insolvency, and general commercial litigation. His clients range from individual entrepreneurs and partnerships to major PLCs.
On the sports side, Craig acts for football managers and other coaching staff, players, and agents.
Craig's aim is always to ensure that he takes as much pressure as possible off the shoulders of his clients and to fully understand what the client wants to achieve and to do that as painlessly as possible.