Emma has a mixed common-law practice covering the areas of Immigration, Refugee & Asylum, Administrative/Judicial Review and Civil law.


Emma’s work in immigration law has included assisting and advising on relevant applications within the Points Based System, pursuing Administrative Review of refused decisions, and she appears regularly in the Tribunal on Article 8 and EEA matters.

Her refugee and asylum work means that she frequently receives instructions to appear in the First-tier and Upper-Tier Tribunals, as well as providing advice, drafting witness statements and drafting grounds of appeal. Emma already has particular experience assisting clients from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Albania, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Eritrea and Turkey in cases where the issues include political opinion, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, age and trafficking but she is always ready and willing to assist in new areas as they arise.

Emma has also gained experience in dealing with statelessness claims including for former Malaysian nationals who have taken British Overseas National status.

Emma is routinely instructed in Judicial Review proceedings including drafting grounds and appearing at the Upper Tribunal both at the permission and full hearing stages. Particular areas of expertise include challenging the certification of decisions, refusal to treat decisions as fresh claims and removal in emergency circumstances.


Emma has developed her practise in many areas of general civil law, and she advises and appears on behalf of clients in the County Court on applications and trials conducted on the Fast-Track and Multi-Track. In addition to those set out below, Emma’s areas of practise include contractual disputes, debt recovery, insolvency and harassment proceedings.

Landlord & Tenant: Emma acts for landlords and tenants in the fields of residential and commercial property including in claims for possession and forfeiture and in 1954 Act proceedings.

Property law: Emma advises and litigates all aspects of real property, including boundary disputes, nuisance, trespass, adverse possession, and legal and equitable interests in land.

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