Recommended in Chambers and Partners as a fantastic advocate and 'smart and able up and coming barrister' Émilie is an extradition, human rights and international law specialist. She is recommended in the directories across multiple practice areas and has appeared before the Supreme Court in the landmark case of R v TRA  SC 52, concerning the interpretation of the UN Torture Convention in the context of a domestic criminal prosecution for offences or torture carried out during the civil war in Liberia.
In extradition Émilie has acted in the leading cases concerning prison conditions in France (Shumba & Ors v France  EWHC 1762) and Romania (Varga v Romania  EWHC 890), EAW validity (King v France  EWHC 3670), and specialty protection (Kortas v Poland  EWHC 1356). She has appeared alone against Queen’s Counsel, and is also led in complex cases. Émilie is instructed in cases which involve an international law dimension, such as extradition requests for international crimes.
In international criminal work Émilie was part of the team defending Saif Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court. She has acted in cases before the ICTY and ICTR and advises NGOs and governments on matters of international criminal law and conducts training on the prosecution of international crimes for lawyers and judges internationally.
Emilie has also been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel. She has DV security clearance.
Strengths: "She's fantastic. A lot of barristers are good at either paperwork, client care or advocacy, but she is good in all three regards." "A very capable advocate who is thorough in her research.""
"Intelligent and clear-sighted."
Recent work: Acted in Kortas v Poland, acting for the requested person in a Divisional Court case concerning specialty protection in Poland."
- Judicial Review
- Crime including Appeals
- International Criminal Law
Appointments & Memberships
- Junior Counsel to the Crown- C panel
- Lincoln’s Inn
- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
- Criminal Bar Association
- Immigration Law Practitioners Association
- International Bar Association: War Crimes Committee
Sumba v France  EWHC 3130
Leading case decided by the Divisional Court on prison condition in France as a bar to extradition.
Varga v Romania  EWHC 890
Leading case decided by the Divisional Court on prison conditions in Romania as a bar to extradition.
R v RTA  UKSC 55
Ongoing domestic prosecution under universal jurisdiction principles for offences of torture carried out during the first Liberian civil war.
Chodorek v Poland  EWHC 993
Successful representation of a Requested Person on appeal concerning dual criminality and human rights issues.
Anthony King v France  EWHC 3670
Successful representation of France in Divisional Court appeal concerning the sufficiency of particulars of a European Arrest Warrant.
Socha v Czech Republic  EWHC 139
Appeal won on judicial review of a failure to issue a witness summons to compel the disclosure of evidence to support a forum bar.
The Prosecutor v Saif Gaddafi ICC 01/11-01/11
Ongoing proceedings in the International Criminal Court against the son of Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity during the February 2011 uprising in Libya.