Clerking team

Andy Booth

Lead Criminal Clerk

Shell Edmonds

Criminal Clerk

Lien Forster

Junior Criminal Clerk

Nageena Mahmoud

Junior Criminal Clerk

Stephanie Casey

Junior Criminal Clerk

Emma is undertaking a criminal law pupillage under the supervision of Peter Gilmour.

Emma commenced her second six in April 2024 and welcomes instructions to defend and prosecute.

During pupillage Emma has observed a wide range of cases in both Crown and Magistrates’ court and is keen to build a busy practice.

Prior to starting pupillage, Emma was employed as a police station representative and paralegal at a Legal 500 firm. Emma represented suspects in police interviews, including those accused of serious sexual offences, violence, drug conspiracies, fraud and terrorism offences. Emma gained particular experience working with vulnerable clients and those with mental health conditions.

Emma is an effective advocate, having previously worked as a County Court Advocate where she represented claimants in small claims cases.

Magistrates Court

R v K (2024): Represented a defendant who had pleaded guilty to the supply of class B drugs at sentence. Successfully argued that the defendant should be sentenced to a community order.

R v D (2024): Represented a defendant who had pleaded guilty to drink driving, he had caused a multi-car collision resulting in damage to five vehicles. The defendant was at risk of a harsh sentence given the serious damaged caused. Successfully argued that the defendant should be given a sentence at the lower end of the range, namely a fine, along with the mandatory disqualification.


  • LLM, BPP University (Distinction)
  • BPTC, BPP University (Very Competent)
  • LLB, University of Exeter (2:1)

Scholarships and prizes

  • Middle Temple Leolin Price QC Scholarship 2019
  • Middle Temple Blackstone Entrance Exhibition 2019
  • BPP Advocacy Scholarship 2019


  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • The Northern Circuit
  • Women in Criminal Law