Emily came to the Bar to practise criminal law and has practised solely criminal law from the outset of her career. For the first 10 years of her career, she practised in a top London criminal defence set. On moving to the South West, Emily joined Devon Chambers and initially continued to focus only on criminal defence but in recent years has also prosecuted to widen her experience. She is a determined advocate who will fight for those she represents. She is experienced in dealing with the full range of evidential issues and legal arguments that arise in criminal trials including: psychiatric defences; issues around DNA; phone, computer, fingerprint and post-mortem evidence; drugs analysis; applications to exclude evidence and confiscation.
Emily has been instructed in a range of drug conspiracy offences, including county lines operations involving cell site analysis, graft phones, drugs analysis, ANPR and surveillance evidence.
Emily has both defended and prosecuted serious violence, such as attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, arson with intent to endanger life and robbery at knifepoint. She has also acted as a junior in murder cases.
Emily has acted for, and prosecuted, those accused of rape, sexual offences against children and historic sexual offences.
Emily’s attention to detail enables her to effectively prosecute and defend financial offences including fraud, money laundering and theft, as well as any related confiscation proceedings.
Emily also undertakes Criminal Law before the Court Martial.
Emily is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.