Experience

Emma specialises in public law, inquests and inquiries, personal injury and employment.  Emma was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in 2014 and was elevated to the B Panel in September 2018.  Her practice increasingly focusses on cases involving prisons, the military and immigration.

Education

BVC: Inns of Court School of Law, (Very Competent)
Graduate Entry LLB: City University, (First Class)
BA Hons in Politics: University of Exeter, (First Class)

Professional Memberships

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to B panel

Inquest into the death of Sean Benton (Deepcut Barracks)

Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence in the fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995.

The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC gave his findings of fact and conclusions on 18 July 2018, evidence having been heard from January to June 2018. The Coroner concluded that Sean’s death was a suicide. He found that Sean fired all the shots himself; no third party was involved.

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Inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong

Emma Price represented the London Borough of Richmond at this four week Article 2 inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong, who died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Metropolitan Police, a number of NHS trusts and the London Ambulance Service were also represented as interested persons in addition to the Family.

The inquest explored mental health provision in the community, including the arrangement of Mental Health Act assessments, police detention and section 136 procedures and issues surrounding seclusion and emergency response in the context of in-patient mental healthcare.


R (Scarfe & ors) v (1) Governor of HMP Woodhill (2) Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 1194 (Admin)

Emma Price led by James Strachan QC (39 Essex Chambers) represented the Secretary of State for Justice and the Governor of HMP Woodhill in this judicial review claim, which was brought by the families of two prisoners who committed suicide whilst at HMP Woodhill.  The claim was dismissed by the Divisional Court (Irwin LJ and Garnham J).

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Inquest into the death of Jack Portland

Represented the Ministry of Justice at this two week article 2 inquest into Mr Portland’s death whilst he was on s. 17 Mental Health Act leave from hospital.  Two NHS Trusts were also represented at the inquest.  No causative failings were found by the jury.

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Inquest into the death of Pte Cheryl James (Deepcut Barracks)

Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) represented the Ministry of Defence and two individual servicemen in the further inquest into the death of Cheryl James. Ms James was the second of four trainees to die at Deepcut in the period 1995-2002. The first inquest was quashed on grounds of insufficiency of inquiry.

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Jenkins v The Ministry of Justice

Instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in a claim brought by a serving prisoner under the Human Rights Act 1998 in the County Court in respect of alleged breach of the Claimant’s article 8 rights by way of interference by the Defendant with his correspondence.

This article 8 case was dismissed by the Circuit Judge at Trial.


Saha v Viewpoint Field Services

Represented the Appellant in an EAT appeal of a first instance decision that the Claimant was not an employee of the respondent.


The Baha Mousa Inquiry

Major statutory public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian and the mistreatment of others by British soldiers in Iraq. Emma Price was instructed as support counsel providing assistance to the lead and junior counsel to the Inquiry, Gerard Elias QC, Nicholas Moss and Patrick Halliday.


Conclusions in the Sean Benton (Deepcut) inquest

18th July 2018

The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC today gave his findings of fact and conclusions in the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, who died on 9 June 1995 at Deepcut barracks. Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence.

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Three members of TGC elevated to “B” panel

12th July 2018

TGC are delighted to announce that Julia Smyth, Emma Price and Sian Reeves’ applications for the Attorney General “B” Panel of counsel have been successful, all three having previously been on the Attorney General “C” panel.

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Fresh Inquest into the death of Sean Benton

26th January 2018

The fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995, was resumed on 24 January 2018.  Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represent the Ministry of Defence. The evidence is expected to be heard between 24 January 2018 and the end of March 2018.


Cheryl James Inquest

3rd June 2016

Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) acted for the Ministry of Defence and two individual soldiers in the fresh inquest into the death of Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 27 November 1995.

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