Emily was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in July 2018. She joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2019 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Kirstin Beswick.
Emily is regularly instructed to act at all stages of proceedings on behalf of parents, children and local authorities in public law matters, and for both applicants and respondents in private law matters. Her instructions include multi-day fact finding cases, final hearings and adoption proceedings involving issues surrounding mental health and capacity, allegations of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, substance misuse, and neglect.
Emily has acted for both the applicant and respondent in all stages of private family law matters including Children Act proceedings and injunctive matters.
She has also been instructed on contested divorce proceedings involving jurisdictional issues and the applicability of an overseas divorce.
Notable family cases:
Re N Children – Acted for the Local Authority and secured removal after two adjourned contested hearings.
Re K Children – Successfully opposed removal on two occasions, with the children remaining at home under a care order.
B v B – Finding of fact acting for the respondent. Significantly reduced the findings of fact relating to physical and verbal abuse and a finding was made that any harm caused was not deliberate.
P v G – Final hearing acting for the respondent. Successfully opposed a change of residence for the child, and varied the child arrangements to provide the child with more security and a sense of autonomy about the arrangements, given their age and knowledge of the proceedings.
P v K (2019) – successfully re-established contact for the respondent.
Emily accepts instructions to work for both the Prosecution and Defence. She has dealt with a range of allegations including road traffic offences, domestic violence, theft, public order offences. Emily also has experience of defending clients exercising their freedom of speech and protest rights, including assisting in the preparation of an appeal in a complex case in her first-six.
Notable crime cases:
R v S (2019) – Successful half time submission in a case of driving whilst using a mobile phone, where the defendant accepted he had been holding the mobile phone.
Law with German Law, LLB (2:1) – University of Sheffield and Freie Universität Berlin
BPTC and LLM Legal Practice (Distinction) – BPP Manchester
Treasurer of a charity in Greater Manchester that works to support access to musical education
Fluent in German
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