Emma specialises in inquests and inquiries, public law, human rights and civil liberties and personal injury.
Emma is particularly experienced in inquests and inquiries into deaths in detention and custody, or following restraint, deaths of military personnel and deaths raising issues about the adequacy of health and social care provision or policy.
Notable high profile examples of Emma’s inquest and inquiry work include the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, the fresh inquests into the deaths of Cheryl James and Sean Benton at Deepcut Barracks and the Infected Blood Inquiry, in which Emma is currently instructed on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.
Emma’s public law practice encompasses judicial review claims across a range of areas, including prisons, policing, asylum, immigration, inquests, health and social care and education.
Much of Emma’s work engages human rights issues and she is regularly instructed in relation to Human Rights Act claims, particularly in relation to articles 2, 3, 5 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Emma was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in 2014 and was elevated to the B Panel in September 2018.
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