Emily is an Associate in the Criminal Litigation department, specialising in all areas of financial and business crime, general crime, international crime and internal investigations.

Financial and Business Crime

Emily frequently represents clients in relation to financial and business crime investigations, including in relation to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, market abuse and money laundering.  Her cases have included complex overseas bribery and corruption investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) into suspected tax evasion, and an insider dealing investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

International Crime and Extradition

Emily has a particular interest and expertise in international crime (in particular, universal jurisdiction) and extradition, having been part of the Standby Defence Team for Radovan Karadžić at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, prior to joining Kingsley Napley.  Emily has advised clients on a number of investigations with cross border and international elements and acts for individuals facing extradition or the publication of INTERPOL red notices.  Her current cases include a number of cross border investigations into alleged bribery and corruption.

Internal Investigations

Emily also acts for companies and organisations, conducting internal investigations into allegations of misconduct, including fraud, data protection breaches and human rights breaches.  Her experience spans a number of sectors, including professional services, financial services and non-profit. 

General Crime, “Sextortion” and Blackmail

Emily advises clients under investigation by the police and other prosecuting authorities, from arrest and interviews under caution in the police station through to trial.  Her experience includes defending clients accused of sexual offences, assault, theft and controlling and coercive behaviour.

In particular, Emily specialises in assisting individuals who are at risk of reputational damage due to falling victim to "sextortion" or blackmail.  In doing so, she frequently works with Kingsley Napley’s reputation management team, to ensure that her clients achieve a result which avoids adverse publicity and reputational damage.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Emily is a member of the Kingsley Napley Diversity & Inclusion group and co-chair of the LGBTQ+ and Allies network.

recent Cases

International Crime and Extradition

  • Representing several individuals who face INTERPOL red notices.
  • Represented a company, challenging an overseas restraint order.
  • Advice in respect of universal jurisdiction and war crimes related allegations.

Criminal Defence and Police Investigations

  • Representing individuals who are at risk of reputational damage due to falling victim to "sextortion" or blackmail.
  • Secured an acquittal for a man accused of theft.

Internal Investigations

  • Conducting internal investigations for a number of companies and organisations into allegations of misconduct by current and former staff members.

Bribery and Corruption

  • Representing several individuals in respect of SFO investigations into overseas bribery and corruption.


Professional memberships and societies


Related Services

Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering

Recent years have seen considerable growth in this practice area, following the introduction of new measures designed to tackle illicit finance and the increased attention of enforcement agencies.

Account Freezing and Forfeiture Orders, and Cash Seizure

Tackling illicit finance and the proceeds of crime is a government priority and law enforcement focus.

AML Compliance

Ensuring that the UK financial system is an increasingly hostile environment for illicit finances is a key government priority.

Restraint Orders, Confiscation and Third Party Rights

We advise individuals and corporates in relation to restraint orders and third party applications in respect of property caught by restraint orders.

Unexplained Wealth Orders

UWOs are used by law enforcement agencies to require an individual to prove that a particular asset was obtained through legitimate means.

Extending Moratorium Periods

Another feature of the Proceeds of Crime Act that can have the unwelcome effect of freezing property is the 'moratorium period'

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

International Crime and Extradition

Criminal law is increasingly an international concept with cross-border implications. Knowing your rights and options is essential.


Kingsley Napley has a wealth of experience in successfully defending extradition requests having worked in this field for several decades.


An Interpol Red Notice can severely inhibit a person’s liberty, and have drastic consequences for a person’s reputation. We can assist in Red Notice cases by engaging with Interpol either prior to or following the issue of a Red Notice.

Criminal Defence and Police Investigations

From police station representation and advice to restraint and confiscation proceedings, we are proactive in achieving the best outcomes.

Blackmail and Extortion

Should you find yourself the victim of extortion or are accused of threatening someone, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Internal Investigations

Corporate clients require sophisticated and sensitive advice when they encounter internal crises which have the potential to escalate.

Bribery and Corruption

We have a long track record of defending corruption investigations for individuals. Our expert lawyers can also advise on internal investigations.

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