Émilie is an extradition, public and international law specialist. She is recommended in the directories across multiple practice areas and has appeared before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Divisional Court. She represents UK and foreign government departments, individuals and NGOs.
Emilie was junior counsel for the Crown in the landmark case of R v TRA  SC 52 concerning the interpretation of the UN Torture Convention. The case arose out of a domestic prosecution for torture carried out during the civil war in Liberia.
In extradition Émilie has acted in the leading cases concerning prison conditions in France (Shumba & Ors v France  EWHC 1762) and Romania (Varga v Romania  EWHC 890), EAW validity (King v France  EWHC 3670), and specialty protection (Kortas v Poland  EWHC 1356). She has appeared alone against Queen’s Counsel, and is also led in complex cases. Émilie is instructed in cases which involve an international law dimension, such as extradition requests for international crimes.
In international criminal work Émilie was part of the team defending Saif Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court. She has acted in cases before the ICTY and ICTR and advises NGOs and governments onmatters of international criminal law and conducts training on the prosecution of international crimes for lawyers and judges internationally.
Émilie has experience in a broad range of public law matters, and acts both for and against the government in judicial review proceedings, claims against public bodies and other proceedings with a public law element. She has particular experience in unlawful detention claims, human rights, immigration and asylum, and human trafficking.
Emilie has security clearance and is instructed in matters involving counter-terrorism and issues of national security.
Chambers and Partners 2020 A “smart and able” up-and-coming barrister who is frequently instructed in cases concerning European Arrest Warrants. She also has expertise in cases concerning international criminal law. Strengths: “She’s fantastic. A lot of barristers are good at either paperwork, client care of advocacy, but she is good in all three regards”. “A very capable advocate who is thorough in her research”.
Legal 500 2020 “She is highly intelligent, thorough and a tireless worker.”
Chambers and Partners 2019 A strong up-and-coming barrister who is frequently instructed in cases concerning European Arrest Warrants. She also has expertise in cases concerning international criminal law. She is “Intelligent and clear-sighted,” recent work: Acted in Kortas v Poland for the requested person in a Divisional Court case concerning specialty protection in Poland.
Legal 500 2018 “She has an excellent knowledge of the law, which she uses to identify and pursue new arguments.”
Legal 500 2017 A promising member of the junior extradition bar.
Crown Prosecution Service Extradition Panel Grade 3
- Mst International Human Rights Law, Oxford University
- LLB Durham University
- Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum
- International Bar Association: War Crime Committee
Attorney General Panel
Appointed to C panel
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Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to advise and represent you. I might also need to collect and hold personal information of third parties. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect and hold about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding information.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is ZA031120.
The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by your legal team in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.
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I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:
- Phone number;
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- Date of birth;
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- Financial information
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I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:
- There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute or a reasonable prospect of such a claim or dispute;
- I am legally required not to do so; or
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The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.
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