Emily is a Lawyer in the Crime and Regulatory team. She is an accredited police station representative, qualified to represent clients in interviews under caution. Prior to training as a solicitor Emily was a journalist, working for both regional and national newspapers covering crime.
Emily has extensive experience representing clients charged with a broad range of general and serious offences. These include trials in the Magistrates’ Court, as well as serious offences such as malicious wounding, conspiracy to import and supply drugs and fatal driving offences. Where confiscation follows conviction, Emily has specialist experience of dealing with high-value applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
Serious Sexual Offences
Emily has experience defending prosecutions for rape and serious sexual offences, including those involving youths. She is noted for her ability to deal with vulnerable clients and cases involving psychiatric or complex medical issues.
Emily is able to accurately advise on likely sentences, as well as ancillary orders such as Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs), the new Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPOs) and notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act (previously referred to as the ‘Sex Offender’s Register’). She also has experience in successfully applying to discharge SOPOs where appropriate.
Emily has been praised for her astute approach to trial strategy when defending rape and serious sexual allegations in the Crown Court.
Emily has used her media experience to develop a specialist practice in reputation management. This includes advising clients on the likelihood and impact of press coverage of their case and dealing with the media. She also advises on appeals of police disclosures on DBS certificates, appealing inclusion on the DBS adult and children’s barred lists and ‘right to be forgotten’ requests.