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Emily Lanham


BSB Barristers’ Register

Emily is regularly instructed in a range of both Defence and Prosecution work in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. She is described as approachable, thorough and eloquent; she always takes care with witnesses and clients to guide them through the process.

She is often instructed in cases which involve complicating factors such as mental health issues, serious injuries or vulnerable witnesses.

Emily has extensive experience working with children, vulnerable adults and those with mental health needs. Prior to joining Chambers, Emily spent several years working in the charity sector, which informs her approach to a number of areas of work that she undertakes.

Emily also accepts instructions in prison law.

Regulatory and Local Government

Emily has a loyal following of local authorities who instruct her on a frequent basis in regulatory and local government prosecutions including planning, noise nuisance and trading standards.

She has also been instructed in licensing matters and has a growing practice in regulatory work.

Her paperwork practice sees her regularly instructed to advise on merits of taxi licensing, noise abatement notices, CPN appeals and prosecutions generally. She is also instructed to draft pleadings or grounds for various regulatory matters.

Emily represents Police Forces for various applications such as domestic violence protection orders and anti-social behaviour orders.

Emily has extensive experience over the last five years appearing for parents in SEN hearings, in a voluntary capacity. She has successfully secured placements at specialist schools for several children, after tribunal or paper submissions.

Property and Social Housing

Emily has an established practice in housing matters including possession cases, injunctions and committal proceedings. She is also instructed in judicial review proceedings and has been successful in her written and oral applications in the High Court.

Emily has particular interest in anti-social behaviour injunctions where she frequently acts for both Landlords and Social Housing providers, as well as Defendants. She has been praised for her interaction with judges and for her focus on client care.

Emily has a firm working knowledge of Mental Health and the Care Act, having previously managed a mental health advocacy service in West London, which assist in matters involving defendants who lack capacity.


Emily has extensive experience in a broad range of Civil work including abuse of process, small claims, credit hire and personal injury matters.

Planning and Land

Emily is developing a practice covering all elements of Planning Enforcement.

Emily has been instructed to advise on charging orders, Land Registry restrictions, improvement notices, enforcement notices and subsequent tribunal proceedings.


Emily is building a busy employment practice and has experience appearing for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal.

She contributes to Chambers’ highly successful employment seminars, at the most recent she presented an update on the ‘Gender Pay Gap’ and pay equality.