Emma prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court for a range of criminal offences including GBH, drugs offences, burglary, coercive and controlling behaviour, offensive weapons, drugs and sexual offences.

Before coming to the Bar, Emma assisted with a number of high profile and complex criminal matters, including the Oval Four appeals, financial crime and serious sexual offences. Her role also included providing clients with advice and assistance at the police station. In addition, Emma gained experience in civil work, as a paralegal in the civil team at Hickman & Rose working on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Emma writes for Counsel Magazine and the Archbold Review on topics such as pupillage, mentoring and case law updates. She is a secretary for the Kalisher Trust which provides advocacy training with the aim of increasing diversity.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 2

Key cases

Operation Farrier – Lincoln Crown Court – 2023 – Led junior in the prosecution of 8 defendants for a conspiracy to import and export class A drugs lasting over two years. 50 plus kilos of Cocaine and Methamphetamine was sent between England, Australia and New Zealand hidden in games, books and musical instruments.

R v MI & Othrs – Southwark Crown Court – 2023 – Led junior in the prosecution of 9 high profile defendants who caused over £500,000 of damage to a major bank as part of a protest.

R v AC – Ipswich Crown Court – 2023 – Represented a defendant accused of harassment with violence and made an application to exclude evidence on the basis of unfairness which was successful leading to the Crown offering no evidence and the defendant being released from custody.

R v CC – Worcester Crown Court – 2023 – Defended a vulnerable defendant of previous good character who was accused of two charges of possession of an offensive weapon. Following representations to the Crown both charges were dropped.

R v MD – Northampton Crown Court – 2023 – Represented a defendant of good character accused of fraud. Successfully opposed hearsay evidence being adduced which resulted in the case being dropped.

R v JQ – Birmingham Crown Court – 2023 – Represented a defendant accused of making a racist comment to a police officer. Following a trial the defendant was found unanimously not guilty.

R v EA & Othrs – Leicester Crown Court – 2022 – Successfully prosecuted three defendants accused of a smash and grab burglary of a jewellery shop.

Further information

University of Law – Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC): Outstanding

University of Law – LLM: Distinction

BPP – GDL: Commendation

Durham University – Modern Languages (French and German): 2:1

Appointments & Memberships

Grade 2 Prosecutor

Gray’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association (member of the Young CBA Committee)

Women in Criminal Law

Kalisher Trust – Co-Secretary

Awards and Scholarships

Gray’s Inn Ann Goddard and Arden Senior Pupillage Scholar (2022)

Middle Temple Major Harmsworth Scholarship (2018 – 2020)

University of Law Advocacy Scholarship (2018 – 2020)

Winner of the Middle Temple Monroe Cup (2020)