Emma has been instructed on the Infected Blood Inquiry on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (being led by Eleanor Grey QC) since April 2019. The Inquiry is examining the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by the NHS in the United Kingdom were given infected blood and infected blood products, in particular since 1970, via blood products and blood transfusions.
Emma recently acted for a significant witness providing evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry about the aftermath of the fire and the pan-London emergency response.
Emma was instructed on the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry from 2008 to 2011, on the Inquiry’s team. This major statutory public inquiry concerned the death of an Iraqi civilian whilst detained by British soldiers in Iraq and the mistreatment of others. The use of conditioning techniques by British soldiers was explored, including the use of hooding and stress positions, as was tactical questioning and interrogation policy. The Inquiry made 73 recommendations to the Ministry of Defence.