Emma has specialised in criminal law throughout her career. She has vast experience and a remarkable, proven track record in successfully defending those charged with serious offences.
Areas of practice
- Sexual offences: rape and sexual assault.
- Violent offences: Kidnap, false imprisonment, robbery, inflicting and causing grievous bodily harm.
- Drugs offences: including multi-handed conspiracies to supply.
- Offences of dishonesty: Theft, burglary and fraud.
A substantial part of Emma’s work is in defending those accused of serious sexual offences. She has particular expertise in dealing with vulnerable and young defendants and in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses, including children.
Emma is known for the full and fearless representation of her clients and is often commended for her approachable and reassuring manner.
R v K (2016)- Defendant acquitted of False Imprisonment and Causing Grievous Bodily harm to partner.
R v B (2016)- Defendant acquitted of S.18 (stabbing) of step-father.
R v W (2016) - Defendant acquitted of rape of his wife.
R v M (2016) - Defendant acquitted of sexual assaults of two former friends.
R v N (2016) - Defendant acquitted of S.18 (stabbing) of employer.
R v M (2016) - Defendant acquitted of sexual assaults of two friends.
R v B (youth) (2017) - Defendant acquitted of multi-handed armed robbery.
R v T(2017) - Defendant acquitted of rape of a student he had met on the same night. For national press coverage see: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/graduate-cleared-of-raping-new-student-0hn0qtsrn
R v M (2017) - Defendant acquitted of sexual assault inside a night club.
R v B (2017) - Female defendant acquitted of sexual assault (and other offences) of male sports
therapy client. For national press coverage see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/spa-boss-cleared sexually-assaulting-massage-client/.