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EMILY LAUCHLAN

Call: 2012
Email: clerks@4bb.co.uk
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A tenacious jury advocate with a persuasive and likable style

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Emily has an established practice defending in the Crown and Youth Courts. Fighting tirelessly for clients accused of offences involving violence, possession of weapons, drugs, sex and public disorder.

Emily takes a dedicated approach to all of her cases and provides straightforward advice coupled with a subtle, yet fierce tenacity in the courtroom. She is fast developing a reputation as a committed and approachable advocate and is known among peers and Solicitors alike as "Acquittal Lauchlan" due to her superb record.

Emily places great emphasis on client care and has a particular interest in representing vulnerable defendants. Before joining the Bar, she worked as an advocate for clients with substantial support needs including mental health diagnosis and addictions.

Emily is a Grade 2 Panel Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service and is also regularly instructed by the Probation Service and HMRC.

CASES OF NOTE

WEAPONS:

  • R v C & Others Luton Crown Court 2018 Led Junior where the defendant was acquitted of all 5 counts alleging various conspiracies to commit violence, including possession of a firearm, kidnap and GBH. The case involved a number of drill and trap music videos in an attempt to try and show a gang element to the offences.

  • R v S Snaresbrook Crown Court 2018 Secured an acquittal on all counts where a man was said to have been in possession of prohibited weapon and sprayed CS gas at two neighbours in a dispute; one complainant required medical treatment and forensic evidence showed CS gas was present on the other complainant's t-shirt.

YOUTHS AND VULNERABLE DEFENDANTS:

  • R v H Kingston Crown Court 2018 Following a trial of the facts where the defendant was deemed unfit to attend trial or instruct Counsel due to suffering with Dementia; the jury found he did not abduct a child aged 5 or assault a child aged 11.

  • R v S Camberwell Green Youth Court 2017 Vulnerable youth who required an Intermediary, acquitted of all offences alleged after four separate trials. Offences included Robbery, Threatening another with a Bladed Article, Taking a Vehicle without Consent and Theft from a person.

  • R v P Stratford Youth Court 2016 17 year old charged with a joint enterprise knife-point Robbery, acquitted after trial involving three witnesses and complex legal argument.

VIOLENT OFFENCES:

  • R v S and Another Kingston Crown Court 2017 Successfully represented a defendant accused of ABH where the jury found he acted in self defence.

  • R v S Kingston Crown Court 2016 Secured the acquittal of a man alleged to have committed a series of violent attacks upon his partner over several years, including a threat to kill.

  • R v C Ealing Magistrates' Court 2015 Acquitted following a contested trial and cross examination of four Police Officers and CCTV evidence for offences of Assault and Criminal Damage.

SENTENCES:

  • R v W Kingston Crown Court 2017 A suspended sentence order imposed for an offence of perverting the course of justice.

  • R v J Court of Appeal, Criminal Division 2016 Appeared with leave from the Single Judge in an appeal against sentence.

  • R v O Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court 2015 Appeared in a contested 5 year Football Banning Order application made on complaint. A banning order was imposed for the minimum term available of 3 years and after successful submissions, costs claimed by the Metropolitan Police of over £4,300.00 were refused.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  • The South Eastern Circuit
  • The Criminal Bar Association
  • AMICUS

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Youth Justice Advocacy Training - 2018
  • Vulnerable Witness Training (Facilitator) - 2017
  • The South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford - 2017
  • Second Place Criminal Bar Association Bursary - 2016
  • Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law - 2012
  • LLB Hons, The University of Buckingham - 2009