“Emily is an exceptionally bright barrister who seems to take even the most knotty of instructions in her stride. The speed with which she can unpick tortuous legal problems is highly impressive. A strong, confident barrister – definitely one to watch.”
The Legal 500 2023
Emily practices in administrative and public law, inquiries and inquests, and commercial and construction.
Within commercial and construction disputes she has experience of arbitration, shipping disputes, construction adjudication and banking fraud. She is currently instructed as a member of the legal team from 39 Essex Chambers offering legal advice and support to the Foskett Panel. Further information is available online here: www.foskettpanel.com.
An experienced public lawyer, she acts for claimants, government and public bodies across all areas of public law. She regularly appears in a wide range of courts and tribunals, including the High Court and Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). She is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel.
She represents the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and the Home Office in the Brook House Inquiry. She advises and represents a range of interested parties at inquests, including Article 2 inquests with a jury. She is ranked in Legal 500 2023 as a Leading Junior in Inquests and Inquiries.
Emily has significant experience in a broad range of administrative and public law matters, and acts both for and against the government in judicial review proceedings, claims against public bodies and other proceedings with a public law element. She also acts in a range of national security cases before the High Court, Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission (POAC) and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). She advises across a wide range of areas including unlawful detention, curfews, trafficking, asylum accommodation, sanctions, consultation, and judicial reviews against professional bodies.
Emily has experience within both adjudication and arbitration, both domestic and international. As an Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar, Emily gained experience working on a wide range of commercial and arbitration matters as an Associate at Al Tamimi & Co, and at the DIFC Court in Dubai. Her work included advising and drafting on matters such as disputes about jurisdiction and the enforcement of arbitral awards and issues of contract, tort, financial regulation and civil procedure.
Emily accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law. She has experience of advising on and appearing in a range of contractual disputes and litigation involving allegations of fraud.
She is currently instructed as a member of the legal team from 39 Essex Chambers offering legal advice and support to the Foskett Panel.
As an Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar, she gained experience working on a wide range of commercial and arbitration matters as an Associate at Al Tamimi & Co, and at the DIFC Court in Dubai. Her work included advising and drafting on matters such as disputes about jurisdiction and the enforcement of arbitral awards and issues of contract, tort, financial regulation and civil procedure.
Emily has a detailed knowledge of building regulation and policy, the construction industry, building products and the testing regime as a result of her work on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She has experience of construction adjudication.
She is used to dealing with document heavy matters and disclosure platforms; advising on sensitive issues of disclosure and procedure; assisting witnesses from the highest level of seniority down with the drafting of witness statements; and drafting detailed submissions dealing with large amounts of evidence and both technical and sensitive topics, and engaging with large client teams in order to do so.
Emily regularly advises on and acts in cases involving the application of the principles of fair consultation, promises of consultation, and voluntary consultation.
Emily regularly advises and appears in cases which raise equalities issues, including the public sector equality duty. She has experience of systemic challenges to the lawfulness of policies and practices. She was appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s B Panel in May 2019.
The court found that the home secretary was in breach of her duties under section 4(2) of the 1999 Act and section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in failing to provide accommodation to the claimants within a reasonable period of time and in failing properly to monitor the provision of accommodation.
The court also found that operating a system which for cases with specific needs was unlikely to provide appropriate accommodation within the period set by guidance placed severely disabled people at an unfair disadvantage, and that the home secretary was in breach of the public sector equality duty in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 in failing to monitor the provision of section 4(2) accommodation to individuals who had a disability.
Emily acts in a broad range of areas involving civil liberties and human rights. She has a particular expertise in deprivation of liberty, false imprisonment in tort, and unlawful detention. She advises and acts in a range of cases, including those relating to curfews, bail, immigration detention and imprisonment.
Emily has significant experience in all areas of immigration law, including the application of the Immigration Rules and a wide range of policies, and regularly acts in applications for judicial review in the Upper Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration) and the High Court. She is experienced in assisting individuals with applications and submissions, particularly within business immigration and applications outside the Immigration Rules.
Emily has a deep knowledge of inquiries law and practice covering all stages of a public inquiry, having been instructed for core participants in relation to a range of inquiries over a number of years, including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Brook House Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Leveson Inquiry, and the Undercover Policing Inquiry. She is ranked in Legal 500 2023 as a Leading Junior in Inquests and Inquiries.
Emily regularly advises and represents a range of interested parties at inquests, including bereaved families and public bodies. She is ranked in Legal 500 2023 as a Leading Junior in Inquests and Inquiries. She specialises in Article 2 inquests with a jury. She has particular expertise in deaths in custody and inquests with complex medical issues.
She has recently represented interested parties in a week-long jury inquest into a death in HMP Swansea; an inquest into a death in custody at HMP Woodhill related to the use of illicit drugs including new psychoactive substances (commonly known as spice); an inquest with complex medical issues arising from a deep vein thrombosis (which included detailed cross examination of the hospital consultant); and an inquest regarding the death of a child in a road traffic incident.
Emily regularly advises on and acts in domestic cases involving the interpretation of international law, including the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.
Emily is instructed both by individuals and regulators in relation to professional misconduct proceedings. Recent cases include serious allegations of sexual misconduct, and proceedings before the Teaching Regulation Agency, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
“Emily is an exceptionally bright barrister who seems to take even the most knotty of instructions in her stride. The speed with which she can unpick tortuous legal problems is highly impressive. A strong, confident barrister – definitely one to watch.” The Legal 500 2023