Emma joined chambers as a third six pupil. Before commencing pupillage, Emma worked for the Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office where she was involved in a number of high profile cases. After successful completion of her BPTC at the University of Law, Emma worked for Sonn Macmillan Walker as a paralegal where she gained valuable experience of preparing and running criminal cases. Emma has a strong grounding in all aspects of criminal work, which greatly assists instructing solicitors who have described her as "hardworking, tenacious, knowledgeable and meticulous.”
Emma has a busy Magistrates' Court and Crown Court practice (both prosecuting and defending) and was recently instructed as junior counsel to Queen’s Counsel, where her client was acquitted of 14 counts of sexual assault, including by penetration, in relation to four complainants. The allegations were over 20 years old.
Emma has experience of dealing with vulnerable youth defendants and witnesses in the course of her Youth Court and Crown Court practice and is regularly instructed to represent clients who are dealing with mental health disorders and complex needs.
PROFILE: Emma Heath
Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law – (2016) (Very Competent)
Honourable Society of Middle Temple, Joseph Jackson Scholar (2016)
Inns of Court Advocacy Training
Middle Temple Inn (Very Competent) (2017)
University of Kent. LLB (Hons) Law (2:1) (2015)
Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Assocation
Assocation of Women Barristers
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Young Legal Aid Lawyers Assocation
CPS Panel (Grade 1)