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.
She has expertise in asylum cases involving children where the age of the young person is disputed by the Secretary of State and local authorities.
Emma is regularly instructed in Judicial Review matters, including emergency applications to prevent removals, fresh asylum/human rights claims, delay cases, nationality cases, certification on ‘third country grounds’, ‘clearly unfounded’ claims and in relation to deportation action.
Prior to commencing pupillage at 1 Pump Court, Emma had five years experience as an accredited asylum and immigration caseworker, including three years as a freelance Tribunal advocate. She has a good understanding of the pressures experienced by busy solicitors’ practices.
In Employment law, Emma has particular experience in unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination. Her advisory work has included advising clubs and associations as to their duties and liabilities under the Equality Act 2010.
Emma is a keen cyclist, and can often be identified at court as the one with the bike panniers. She enjoys competing in road cycling and triathlon events. She is a dab hand at DIY and woodwork.