Emma's principal areas of practice are regulatory crime and Fatal Accident Inquiries. She is ranked Band 1 in Health and Safety in Chambers UK 2023.
She has extensive experience of cases brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Road Traffic Act 1988. She is regularly instructed in the High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts across Scotland, both as sole Counsel and as Junior Counsel to Senior. She has conducted a wide range of trials, under both statute and common law, including cases involving financial crime.
Emma has been instructed in numerous Fatal Accident Inquiries and in Public Inquiries under the Inquiries Act 2005 on behalf of companies, public bodies, professionals and private individuals. In 2018- 2019, she acted on behalf of the aircraft manufacturer in the Inquiry into the deaths at the Clutha Bar, Glasgow. In 2020, she acted on behalf of the aircraft manufacturer in the Inquiry into the deaths following the Superpuma ditching at Sumburgh in 2013. She is presently instructed in the Scottish Hospitals Public Inquiry on behalf of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.
Emma is the Editor of Session Cases law reports.