Public Inquiries

Emma is developing a broad public inquiry practice.

She is currently Junior Counsel, unled, acting for the main group of victims and survivors in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse concerning abuse in residential schools.

Emma also has experience on the modules examining historic child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church (Ampleforth, Downside and Ealing Abbeys), and the Anglican Church, led by Iain O’Donnell. She is instructed on the module concerning the late Greville Janner, due to begin in 2020.

Selected Cases

  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: currently instructed by Slater and Gordon to represent a large number of victims and survivors in four modules of this major inquiry. For further information on Emma’s involvement in IICSA click here and here.
  • Undercover Policing Inquiry instructed for a key Core Participant and led by Peter Skelton QC on the civil litigation arising out of that Inquiry, instructed by the Metropolitan Police.
  • She has undertaken significant disclosure and legal professional privilege reviews in relation to other investigations, instructed by the Metropolitan Police.
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