Emma specialises in family law and crime.
Emma is known for her commitment to thorough preparation, attention to detail and a forensic approach. Her ability to listen and to reassure her clients provides them with confidence in circumstances which they are often finding stressful and difficult.
Emma adopts a clear and thoughtful approach to her advocacy using her sharp intelligence and intuition to her client’s advantage. She is accomplished at cross-examination including that of experts.
Emma’s professional and lay clients alike appreciate her dedication to the demands of each case from start to finish.
Emma is a pupil supervisor and is committed to the training and progression of those entering the profession.
Emma’s experience in private law proceedings extends to all aspects of disputed arrangements for children, including applications for removal from the jurisdiction. Emma also has experience of dealing with cases concerning allegations of parental alienation.
Emma represents clients on both sides of cases involving allegations of domestic abuse. She is regularly instructed in fully contested proceedings in Family Law Act applications and fact-finding hearings with multiple cross allegations.
In financial remedy proceedings Emma is instructed to advise and represent clients at all stages of proceedings, including enforcement applications. Emma is regularly involved in cases where there are combined considerations of children and finance arrangements.
Emma has also been instructed to advise and represent in transfer of tenancy applications and matters involving defended divorces.
In the criminal courts, Emma deals with all areas as well as motoring cases. She appears before the Crown Court as both junior Counsel alone and being led. She represents her clients with compassion and a robust whilst measured approach.
LLB Law (Hons), The College of Law
Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), The College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law
BA (Hons) Economics with French, The University of Nottingham
Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Further Professional Information
Lincoln’s Inn Cassel Scholarship
Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Prize
Emma enjoys going to the theatre and live music events, cooking and travelling when time allows.
M v M  EWHC 2534 (Fam), Case Summary, Family Law Week – LINK
- R v WW  – representation of Defendant charged with kidnap and ABH in domestic context.
- R v RA  – successful application to dismiss on an indictment alleging possession with intent to supply drugs and possession of criminal property.
- R v R  – Led Junior representing an employee of a care home in respect of an allegation of neglect of an elderly resident who subsequently died.
- R v AT  – successful application to dismiss an indictment alleging fraud.
- R v DD  – Led Junior in successful defence relating to allegations of of sexual offences against children.
- R v GM  – trial representing a Defendant acquitted of threats to kill and multiple assault allegations within a domestic context.
- R v WJ  – Defendant acquitted on counts of making a threat to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and attempting to cause GBH.
- R v TJ  – successful application to exclude forensic evidence in a case concerning possession of an imitation firearm leading to the prosecution offering no evidence.