Emily was called to the bar in 2020 and joined Chambers in 2022, following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Nicholas Gedge.
Emily regularly prosecutes in the Crown Court, Magistrates' Court and Youth Court.
Emily has experience of advocacy across a broad spectrum of crime, including violent, dishonest and sexual offences. She is currently a CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor.
Emily is developing a strong regulatory practice. She is entrusted to prosecute matters on behalf of local authorities and has undertaken casework including licensing and hackney carriage appeals, public nuisance and school attendance cases. She provides comprehensive written advice where requested.
Before undertaking pupillage, Emily worked in the legal and compliance department of a multinational consumer goods company as a Business Integrity Analyst. Within this role, Emily was responsible for researching domestic and international legal obligations and assisting in investigations into money laundering, bribery, commercial conflicts of interest and other whistleblowing complaints.
Emily studied at the University of Southampton where she was her Law School's President. At university, Emily also worked as a part-time Research Assistant in Human Rights Law.
Led by Timothy Evans, R v P (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Successful prosecution of an individual charged with two offences of Child Neglect. Defendant sentenced to 36 months immediate custody.
R v L (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Defence of an individual charged with Criminal Damage and Theft. The defence involved complex issues of land law.
R v R (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Defence of an individual where no evidence was offered by the Crown in respect of a charge of a Sexual Assault.
R v D (2023), Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. Successful defence after trial of an individual charged with theft from an employer.
R v B & H (Ongoing), Cardiff Crown Court. Defence of an individual charged with four counts of Fraud including one over £200,000. Acceptable pleas were offered on day 3 of trial to one of four offences. This case involved extensive cross-examination of a vulnerable complainant through an intermediary.
Led by Ben Douglas Jones KC, Operation Draco (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Junior counsel at sentence for an individual convicted of Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs.
R v G (2023), Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. Secured a community order for a young woman convicted of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Assault by Beating.
R v J (2023), Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. Secured a suspended sentence order for an individual convicted of burglary with similar previous convictions where both co-defendants received immediate custodial sentences.
R v G (Ongoing), Cardiff Crown Court. Defence of an individual convicted of Possession with Intent to Supply 105kg of amphetamine.
Appeal of N (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Successfully prosecuted a man convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman in order to steal from her. Appeal dismissed.
Appeal of F (2023), Cardiff Crown Court. Successfully represented an individual charged with various dishonest offences. Submissions based on totality aimed at reducing sentence accepted. Appeal against sentence allowed.
Appeal of R (2022), Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. Privately instructed to represent an individual appealing the length of disqualification for a drink driving offence. Appeal against sentence allowed.
Carmarthenshire County Council v G (Ongoing). Currently representing the Local Authority in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings resulting from a conviction of illegal dog breeding. Advice provided on issues concerning the division of equity in property.
Monmouthshire County Council v S & P (Ongoing). Currently representing the Local Authority resisting an appeal pursuant to section 20 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Carmarthenshire County Council v CGMT Ltd. Prosecuted at plea and sentence three individuals charged with multiple offences of animal cruelty on a farm.
Emily regularly advises the Local Authority on matters of disclosure and the merits of prosecution.
Emily is currently instructed to represent a custody nurse in a three-week inquest beginning in February 2024.
APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Member of the Criminal Bar Association
Panel Member for Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit)
EDUCATION / AWARDS
LLB Law (Hons.), University of Southampton
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP
Cecile Yahuda Scholarship, Inner Temple
Sir Edward Marshall Hall Scholarship, Inner Temple
Pegasus Access and Support Scheme Scholarship, Inner Temple
Lord Green Scholarship & Marshalling Award, University of Southampton