Ember joined chambers following an offer of tenancy in 2018.

Specialising in criminal law, she enjoys a busy criminal practice, accepting both prosecution and defence instructions in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts.

Ember is a category 3 prosecutor, and she prosecutes a wide range of matters, she is also regularly led junior in serious matters. She has developed a reputation for sensitively dealing with vulnerable individuals, in particular in her defence work with clients with disabilities and issues around fitness to plead.

Her defence work includes serious sexual offences, fraud, serious violence offences, drugs, trafficking and stalking.

BIH, AWW, BIZ v R [2022] EWCA Crim 447 – Led Junior Counsel before the Court of Appeal. Appeal against sentence and findings of dangerousness following a conspiracy to kidnap dismissed.

R v BIH, W and others [2021] – Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of a conspiracy to kidnap a child. The group was sentenced to a total of 63 years imprisonment.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58753545

R v R and others [2022] – Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of thirteen defendants charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The defendants received a total of 76 years imprisonment.

R v K [2022] – successfully prosecuted a defendant of stalking where there was legal argument as to autre fois convict.

R v H and others [2021] – Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of eleven defendants charged with conspiracy to import cannabis.

C v DPP [2021] – successfully prosecuted a three-day appeal involving a police officer charged with assaulting a vulnerable 11-year-old student.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-09-09/merseyside-policman-guilty-of-assault-after-autistic-boy-attacked-at-school

E v DPP [2021] – instructed to represent the appellant for an offence of failing to provide a specimen. Following a successful preliminary legal argument regarding inadequacies in the drink drive procedure and the conviction was quashed on appeal.

R v B and T [2021] – successful prosecution of two defendant’s charged with perverting the course of justice. The defendants having produced false witness statements in criminal proceedings and the complainant had been detained and prosecuted as a consequence.

R v J, J [2020] – instructed to defend. Defendant charged with perverting the course of justice.

Toby Humphreys v DPP [2019] EWHC 2794 (Admin) – instructed to represent the appellant. The question for the court was whether the Appellant had capacity to understand or comply with a Criminal Behaviour Order following expert evidence from a psychiatrist.
https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2019/2794.html

R v B, M, and P [2019] –Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of a conspiracy to burgle over 35 dwellings.

R v R [2019] – instructed to defend a vulnerable defendant charged with a communication offence for impersonating a missing person, successfully securing a suspended sentence.

R v S [2019] – instructed to defend. Defendant charged with 3 counts of sexual assault on a 15-year-old.

R v G [2018] – successful half time submission on appeal for a Defendant charged with controlling and coercive behaviour.

(DPP) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court; R. (Kharaghan) v City of London Magistrates’ Court [2018] EWHC 229 (Admin); [2018] 2 Cr. App. R. 20 – advised on judicial review. This authority has been published in Archbold as being the first reported case as to mistake of fact as a ground of judicial review in a criminal context. https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2018/229.html

Police and prison work

H v NWP [2021] – instructed to defend on appeal against the imposition of a destruction order. This was the first application of its kind by North Wales Police seeking the destruction of a dog following breach of a contingent destruction order. The order to destroy the dog was successfully varied on appeal.

M v CC [2019] – instructed by Cheshire constabulary in relation to an application for a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order after the Respondent was acquitted on criminal charges. This was the first application of its kind by Cheshire Constabulary and was successfully obtained.

B v CC [2019] – instructed by Cheshire constabulary in relation to an application for a Sexual Risk Order following a decision not to proceed with a substantive prosecution against the Respondent. The order was successfully obtained.

Youth Court

R v B [2018] – defended a youth charged with multiple offences including sexual assault.

R v P [2019] – defended a 15-year-old charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

LLB (Hons), Newcastle University – 2:1

BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University – Very Competent

Member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Member of the Wales & Chester Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Ember is ranked in the Legal 500 2023 Directory as Tier 3 for Criminal Practice