Education: Lincoln College, Oxford BA, MA.
Emma was called to the Bar in 1999. She practises from one of the top criminal sets of Chambers in the country and has acted in numerous large, high profile cases, some of which have been the subject of significant media coverage.
Emma specialises in:
- Serious and Complex fraud and Business Crime (including ancillary matters such as Directors’ Disqualification proceedings)
- Bribery and Corruption
- Money Laundering (including all aspects of Money Laundering Reporting)
- Proceeds of Crime
- Search warrants
- Legal Professional Privilege.
She is appointed to both the SFO A Panels of counsel for prosecution and the SFO A panel for proceeds of crime. She is also appointed to the CPS specialist panels for both fraud and proceeds of crime.
Emma has vast experience in the prosecution of financial crime and bribery/corruption, but is also available to advise companies and individuals on compliance with money laundering and other financial services legislation. She is able to advise businesses on specific questions as to whether suspicious transaction reporting is necessary.
Emma is also experienced in applying for search warrants in complex financial cases, having made applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act and section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987.
Having a financial services qualification (Diploma in Investment Compliance), Emma is particularly well-placed to assist with fraud cases within the financial services arena.
Proceeds of crime work (including confiscation, restraint and receivership and certificates of inadequacy) has also formed a significant part of Emma’s practice.
She has particular knowledge of the law relating to Legal Professional Privilege (“LPP”) and has acted as independent counsel in a number of HMRC and SFO investigations, including attending searches to adjudicate in situ. She has also advised private clients in receipt of production orders on LPP.
Please visit the individual pages for more information on practice areas.
Emma is obviously happy to receive instructions or assist with queries from in-house counsel. She can be contacted via email in the first instance.