Clerking team

Andy Booth

Lead Criminal Clerk

Joe Murphy

Criminal and Regulatory Clerk

Emily has been a criminal practitioner since 2019, beginning her career as a Solicitor-Advocate and then being called to the Bar in November 2023.

The first period of her career was spent working at a Legal 500 firm in North Yorkshire and thereafter working as a Freelance Solicitor. Her experience as a solicitor has given Emily an insight into the level of client care required and expected by both solicitors and lay clients.

She has experience in the Crown Court and the Magistrates Court. She has acted in a range of matters including:

  • Violent offences, from common assault to murder
  • Dishonesty offences, from shoplifting to armed robbery
  • Fraud offences
  • Drug offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Public Order offences
  • Environmental offences
  • Dangerous Dog Act related offences
  • Motoring offences
  • Football Banning Orders
  • Proceeds of Crime Act Applications and Confiscation Enforcement Proceedings

Emily welcomes instructions to act for both the defence and the prosecution.

Crown Court & appeals

R v B – Sentence for the offence of sexual assault in the Crown Court where the Defendant had committed an assault towards a female under 18 in a public place. D had no previous convictions and was dealt with by way of a Community Order.

R v C – Appeal against sentence – Successful appeal against sentence where the Defendant received an immediate custodial sentence despite being lightly convicted and a positive recommendation from the Probation Service. The Appellant received a suspended sentence order and was released from custody on Appeal.

Magistrates Court

R v A – Representations made to the Crown Prosecution Service to discontinue proceedings against a young adult who had no previous convictions. A number of offences of assault emergency worker which were as a direct result of a deterioration in mental health. Expert reports were obtained and used to persuade the Crown Prosecution Service that it was not in the interest of justice to proceed.

R v H – Sentence in the Magistrates Court of an individual with severe Aspergers. Assaults had taken place against a pregnant victim in the town centre. The Defendant was sentenced to a Community Order with an exclusion zone which would in turn allow him to obtain assistance in 24 hour supported accommodation.

R v D – Trial at the Magistrates Court where Defendant accused of breach of non-molestation order and Stalking. Acquitted of both charges where the prosecution’s failures to obtain critical evidence was highlighted.

R v S – Youth case in the Magistrates’ Court where representations where made to the Prosecution as to the necessity to prosecute the Defendant for Breach of Youth Referral Order due to medical issues. Thereafter sentenced for serious driving offences and persuaded the Court to step back from a Detention and Training Order.