Called to the Bar in 2005
Emma is an experienced criminal barrister regularly instructed to defend in serious cases across the whole spectrum of criminal offences.
AREA OF PRACTICE
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- All areas of criminal law including:
- Sexual offences
- Violent offences
- Drugs offences
- Offences of dishonesty
Emma has specialised in criminal law throughout her career. She has vast experience and a remarkable, proven track record in successfully defending those charged with serious offences.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Sexual offences: rape and sexual assault.
- Violent offences: Kidnap, false imprisonment, robbery, inflicting and causing grievous bodily harm.
- Drugs offences: including multi-handed conspiracies to supply.
- Offences of dishonesty: Theft, burglary and fraud.
A substantial part of Emma’s work is in defending those accused of serious sexual offences. She has particular expertise in dealing with vulnerable and young defendants and in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses, including children.
Emma is known for the full and fearless representation of her clients and is often commended for her approachable and reassuring manner.
R v K (2016)- Defendant acquitted of False Imprisonment and Causing Grievous Bodily harm to partner.
R v B (2016)- Defendant acquitted of S.18 (stabbing) of step-father.
R v W (2016) – Defendant acquitted of rape of his wife.
R v M (2016) – Defendant acquitted of sexual assaults of two former friends.
R v N (2016) – Defendant acquitted of S.18 (stabbing) of employer.
R v M (2016) – Defendant acquitted of sexual assaults of two friends.
R v B (youth) (2017) – Defendant acquitted of multi-handed armed robbery.
R v T(2017) – Defendant acquitted of rape of a student he had met on the same night. For national press coverage see: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/graduate-cleared-of-raping-new-student-0hn0qtsrn
R v M (2017) – Defendant acquitted of sexual assault inside a night club.
R v B (2017) – Female defendant acquitted of sexual assault (and other offences) of male sports therapy client. For national press coverage see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/spa-boss-cleared sexually-assaulting-massage-client/.
- South Eastern Circuit
- Criminal Bar Association