Emma has extensive experience as an advocate in summary and indictable crime. She practices in all areas of criminal law and appears in all jurisdictions. Emma read with Megan Tittensor and her Senior Mentor was Peter Morrissey SC.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Emma worked as a Senior Criminal Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid. She has worked at the Broadmeadows, Dandenong and Ringwood offices, as well as appearing in indictable matters at Magistrates’ and County Courts. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid, Emma volunteered at James Dowsley and Associates, Victoria Legal Aid, and the Peninsula Community Legal Centre.
Emma regularly appears in the County Court for indictable bail applications, plea hearings, appeals against conviction, and appeals against conviction and sentence. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and Coroners Court.
Emma holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is on the VLA Preferred Trial Barrister List. She was previously selected to participate in VLA’s Trial Counsel Development Program (2020/2021).
Emma also holds undergraduate degrees in Arts (First Class Hons) and Science, where she majored in History, Classics and Pharmacology. In addition, she holds a Doctorate in History.