Emma specialises in inquests and inquiries, public law, human rights and civil liberties and personal injury. She was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in 2014 and was elevated to the B Panel in September 2018.
Emma’s inquest practice focusses on article 2 inquests into deaths in detention and custody, as well as military deaths, including cases involving fatal self-harm. Emma also specialises in inquests into deaths in the context of the provision of health and social care.
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 focusses on judicial review and human rights claims across a range of areas, including prisons, asylum, immigration, health and social care and education.
Emma undertakes advisory, written and court work in personal injury matters.
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