Emma Harris

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Practice Areas
All aspects of criminal and regulatory law.  

Overview
Emma read Politics at Cardiff University prior to completing the GDL and the BVC where she was graded ‘Very Competent’. She was Called to the Bar in 2008.

Emma went on to work at one of the country’s leading criminal defence firms, cross qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011. Whilst employed as a Solicitor-Advocate, Emma worked on some of the most high- profile cases of the last few years including Operation Elveden, the Lynette White Inquiry and R – v – Eric Evans & Others, prosecuted by the SFO.

She is able to draw upon her wealth of experience in all aspects of criminal defence work and has a particular interest in matters involving fraud and money laundering offences, including those brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Emma has represented businesses, organisations and individuals in various regulatory matters, including those prosecuted by the Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales, the Food Standards Agency, Care Quality Commission and Local Authorities. Emma can also advise those who face disciplinary proceedings before regulatory bodies, having previously represented individuals before the General Chiropractic Council, SRA, GMC and GDC. Her disciplinary work has also encompassed advice and representation to individuals charged with offences before various sports bodies and the UK Anti-Doping Agency.

Emma has an interest in Coroner’s Inquests and has experience of representing organisations and families in such matters. Notably, Emma provided representation to the family of the deceased in an inquest before Swansea Coroner’s Court, which related to the controversial layout of the Kingsway bus lane system.

Emma is applying her defence experience to establishing a strong prosecution practice. 


Awards

GDL/CPE Scholar – The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (2006/7)

As a Solicitor-Advocate, Emma was ranked as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in Legal 500 since 2014 


Memberships
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.