Emma specialises in all aspects of asylum and immigration law and has a passionate commitment to protecting and furthering the rights of migrants. Emma has considerable experience representing clients before both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals in all types of asylum and immigration appeals, including complex cases under the Refugee Convention, article 3 ECHR and humanitarian protection.
She is used to dealing with vulnerable clients and children in cases involving deportation, article 8, domestic violence, family reunion, and spouse/child/dependent relative entry clearance. She has experience in handling complex technical cases dealing with the points-based system (students and workers), nationality, and EEA cases. She is very familiar with applications for bail.
Emma has a particular interest in discrimination cases and is instructed on claims for Judicial Review, in the County Court, in the Employment Tribunal and in the Immigration Tribunal.
She is familiar both with arguments under the Equality Act 2010 and under article 14 ECHR.
She represents claimants in the Employment Tribunal, both as employees and as office-holders or in quasi-employment roles. In the County Court she brings claims for damages for discrimination that has occurred in the context of the provision of services and of execution of public functions. In the context of immigration issues, Emma is familiar with claims for Judicial Review and with arguments that can be run as part of a Tribunal appeal.
Emma accepts instructions in claims for unlawful or wrongful dismissal. She has a particular interest in discrimination claims.
Emma’s compassionate yet process-focussed approach helps families arrive at the outcome of an Inquest with satisfaction that the death of their family member has been thoroughly investigated. Emma has a good forensic attention to detail that highlights and remedies gaps in the evidence before the Coroner.
Her familiarity with arguments under the Human Rights Act 1998 is used with success when arguing that article 2 ECHR is engaged.
Court of Protection
Emma’s knowledge of discrimination law gives her a solid understanding of the intersecting disadvantages to which many clients in this area are subjected.