- Bar of the State of New York
- Direct Professional Access:
Emily is a practising barrister with a general practice, and a particular interest in criminal law, constitutional law, and procedural rights.
In addition to her practice at the bar, Emily provides drafting services to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.
Emily was the Procedural Rights Fellow for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties for 2023.
Emily’s practice focuses on criminal defence work, and asylum and international protection appeals.
Her constitutional law and EU law practice has extended to matters referred to the CJEU:
Case C-479/21 SD v Governor of Cloverhill Prison
Case C-479/21 SN v Governor of Cloverhill Prison
ICCL, “ICCL submission on the Review of the Civil Legal Aid Scheme” (February 2023)
IRLI Criminal Law & Evidence Update 2022, “Right to Silence, the Accused’s Account, and Adverse Inference Recent Developments”, presented by Tony McGillicuddy SC. (Published 26 November 2022)
IHREC, “Submission on the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill”. (Published 8 November 2022)
IHREC, “Legislative Submission to the Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill”. (Published 30 May 2022)
IHREC, “Observations and Recommendations on the General Scheme of the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill” (2022)
Moderator & speaker at the Irish Criminal Bar Association & Irish Council for Civil Liberties’ joint event: “An Introduction to Criminal Procedure in the District Court” (April 2023)
Panel Chair at the ICCL Conference on the Special Criminal Court (7 July 2023)
Emily works with Public Access to Law, visiting secondary schools to run workshop days on the justice system and to hold mock trials with the students.