Emmeline accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice, and in particular public law, human rights, employment, sport, professional discipline and safeguarding.

Before coming to the Bar, Emmeline completed the Frontline scheme and qualified as a social worker in child protection services. She went on to work in a family court team, working with children and their families in care proceedings. She has a particular interest in legal issues relating to children's welfare and safeguarding, family life and state involvement. 

Emmeline teaches the undergraduate employment law course for the Oxford Law Faculty, and has taught undergraduates at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford since 2017. She has been a volunteer with the FRU since 2016, and Advocate since 2020, acting pro bono in various employment matters.

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Public & Regulatory

Emmeline accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law. She has a particular interest in issues impacting children's rights, and the right to family life, having previously qualified and worked as a child protection social worker.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Emmeline accepts instructions in relation to civil liberties and human rights. She has a particular interest in issues impacting children's rights, and the right to family life, having previously qualified and worked as a child protection social worker.

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Employment

Emmeline accepts instructions in all areas of employment law, and has a particular interest in matters involving human rights in the workplace, whistleblowing and discrimination. 

She has taught employment law to undergraduates at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford since 2017, and continues to do so for the Oxford Law Faculty. During pupillage, she worked on matters in the Employment Tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court.

She has recently acted for a claimant in a 6-week trial in the Employment Tribunal, led by Craig Rajgopaul.

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Employee Competition

Emmeline accepts instructions in relation to all employee competition issues and has experience acting for both employers and former employees.

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Commercial

Emmeline accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.

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Sport

Emmeline accepts all sports law instructions. She has appeared before sports disciplinary tribunals and has experience of advising on a range of issues for professional sports bodies, including contractual disputes, disciplinary and safeguarding issues.

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Safeguarding

Emmeline accepts all instructions involving safeguarding matters. She has a particular interest in this area, drawing on her previous professional experience as a child protection social worker.

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Achievements

Education

  • Classics BA (Oxon, Congratulatory First)

  • Law BA (Cantab, First)

  • BCL (Distinction)

  • Masters in Social Work (Bedfordshire, Distinction)


Prizes and scholarships

  • Peter Taylor Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2018-19)
  • Human Rights at Work Prize (BCL, University of Oxford, 2018)
  • Children, Families and the State Prize (BCL, University of Oxford, 2018)

  • BCL Scholarship (Jesus College and Law Faculty, 2017-18)

  • Wade Prize for Administrative Law (Part II, University of Cambridge, 2015)

  • Littleton Chambers Prize for Labour Law (Part II, University of Cambridge, 2015)

Publications

  • ‘Lift the Ban: A Right to Work for Asylum Seekers,’ (UK Labour Law Blog, 15 November 2018).

  • ‘The 2014-15 Legal Year in Overview: Criminal Law. Evidence and Procedure’ (The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, 2015).

  • ‘Profiting from Punishment: should the private sector run children’s prisons?’ (John Howard Essay Prize, 2012).

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Research interests

Emmeline has worked with Professors Catherine Barnard and Amy Ludlow on research projects on EU-8 migrants’ use of employment tribunals, and with Professors Jeremias and Abi Adams-Prassl on the impact of digital court reforms on access to justice.


Volunteering and Pro Bono

Emmeline interned at the Texas Defender Service, which provides legal services and representation for prisoners on death row in Texas, USA. She has also been a volunteer at FRU since 2016.

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