Emma is an experienced criminal practitioner and is regularly instructed to defend in serious and challenging cases across the spectrum of criminal offences. She has extensive experience in defending those accused of rape and sexual offences, including historic allegations and is particularly skilled in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses.
Emma provides an excellent service to her professional and lay clients. She makes herself available to attend conferences and provide advice at all stages. Commended for her thorough preparation and attention detail, she is a strong jury advocate with a remarkable proven success rate.
Emma is known for the full and fearless representation of her clients and her ability to put her clients at ease with her personable, reassuring and calm manner.
Emma is a Grade 2 CPS prosecutor and has successfully conducted numerous trials in that capacity.
Appointments & Memberships
- Honourable Society of Inner Temple
- Criminal Bar Association
- Amnesty International
- Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor
R v K
Successful defence of defendant charged with False Imprisonment and Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm of partner.
R v B
Successful defence of young defendant charged with S.18 Wounding (stabbing) of step-father.
R v W
Successful defence of defendant charged with Rape of his wife.
R v S
Secured acquittal of defendant with Asperger syndrome, charged with historic Rape and Sexual offences. Emma was commended by the court for her sensitive handling of the case and her cross-examination of a vulnerable witness.
R v B (youth)
Successful defence of the defendant in a multi-handed armed robbery. The case involved extensive analysis of telephone and cell site evidence.
R v T
Successful defence of defendant charged with Rape of a student he had met on the same night. The case attracted national press coverage.
R v F
Led on murder: defendant raised defence diminished responsibility. The case involved extensive cross-examination of bad character and expert witnesses.
R v B
Successful defence of female defendant charged with Sexual Assault of male sports therapy client at her place of business. The case attracted national press coverage.
R v P
Defendant charged with Conspiracy to Supply £2.5m of Cannabis found in the attic of his home. Having persisted in obtaining disclosure of the financial records of others, the defendant was acquitted.
R v KA
Successful defence of defendant charged with others of Rape and Robbery of student on University Campus. Emma was commended by the judge for her thorough conduct of the case.
R v JC
Representing the appellant in the appeal against convictions of Rape, Sexual Assault and False Imprisonment on the grounds that the judge at first instance had erred in allowing the prosceution to adduce the appellant's previous historical conviction of Rape. Appeal allowed, convictions quashed and re-trial ordered. Emma secured an acquittal at the re-trial.
R v W
Having successfully applied to exclude identification evidence, Emma then successfully defended the Prosecution appeal of a terminatory ruling and was commended by their Lordships for her excellent conduct of the case.
R v S
Defendant charged with multiple counts of burglary committed upon elderly victims, convicted of all counts.
R v B
Secured conviction of defendant charged with Being Concerned in the Supply of Class A drugs.