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Emma Hodgman
Partner | Sydney

Emma is a partner in our Banking, Insolvency & Disputes group and is Chair of the DibbsBarker Board.

Emma has over 20 years’ experience in acting for clients in disputes in a number of industries including banking and financial services, property, insurance and government. Her experience includes a broad range of commercial contractual disputes, property and leasing disputes, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct claims, negligence, an ICAC inquiry and dealing with regulatory bodies. 

Emma acts for two leading Australian banks, an Australian regional bank and a major Australian REIT.

Emma is actively engaged in both formal and informal alternative dispute resolution on behalf of her clients. She has been accredited as a mediator with LEADR and is a professional member of the Resolution Institute. 

Emma’s many years of experience in providing dispute resolution services to the corporate sector, as well as her management qualifications means she is commercially orientated and acutely aware of clients’ commercial imperatives, as well as the need to effectively manage risk. Emma has a Masters in Law and Management and has served as a client relationship partner, board member and practice group leader at DibbsBarker. 

Emma believes in the importance of relationships and that service, reliability and accessibility are what make her valuable to her clients.