Ember joined chambers following an offer of tenancy in 2018.
Ember specialises in criminal law. She enjoys a busy criminal practice, accepting both prosecution and defence instructions in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts.
E v DPP – instructed to represent the appellant for an offence of failing to provide a specimen. A successful preliminary legal argument was made as to procedural inadequacies in the procedure and the conviction was quashed on appeal.
Toby Humphreys v DPP  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. [Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2021 – 5A-817]
R v B, M P (Operation Careen -2019) –Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of a conspiracy to burgle including 35 burglaries.
R v T  – successfully prosecuted a Defendant charged with 8 counts of burglary arising from a targeted campaign of burglaries in the same neighbourhood.
R v T  – successful prosecution of a high-profile defendant charged with a s172 offence. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/24/duke-westminsters-sister-attempts-avoid-speeding-ticket-pointing/
R v R  – instructed to defend a vulnerable defendant charged with a communication offence for impersonating a missing person, successfully securing a suspended sentence.
R v S  – instructed to defend. Defendant charged with 3 counts of sexual assault on a 15 year old.
R v G  – successful half time submission on appeal for a Defendant charged with controlling and coercive behaviour.
R v H  – successful prosecution of a Defendant charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving leaving a motorcyclist with life changing injuries.
- (DPP) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court; R. (Kharaghan) v City of London Magistrates’ Court  EWHC 229 (Admin);  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. [Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2021 – 7.15].
Police and prison work
M v CC  – 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  – 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.
R v B  – defended a youth charged with multiple offences including sexual assault.
R v P  – defended a 15-year-old charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.
Ember accepts instructions in personal injury, employment, and has a particular focus upon discrimination claims.
LLB (Hons), Newcastle University – 2:1
BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University – Very Competent
Memberships and associations
The honourable society of Middle Temple
Wales & Chester Circuit