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Heather Emmerson

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Administrative & Public Law , Professional Discipline , Data Protection
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Heather Emmerson
Predominantly instructed by central and local government as well as NHS bodies to defend controversial decisions and legislation. She appears in judicial reviews and human rights claims before the domestic courts and the ECtHR.
Strengths: "She is that modern type of barrister who has no problem developing a good relationship with clients whoever they may be. Technically she's very good, and a specialist in public law." "Quick to pick up the arguments and an excellent team player."
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Heather Emmerson
A skilful advocate who is routinely instructed by the Gambling Commission and the SRA. She appears regularly in the High Court, including in judicial reviews and statutory appeals arising from disciplinary matters.
Strengths: "She is very personable, committed and thorough, and has a nice advocacy style. Courts like her and she is a very fair prosecutor." "Her judgement is always sound and exercised responsibly, with the aims and objectives of her clients borne in mind."
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Heather Emmerson
Has a significant reputation in the data protection field. Her work in information law most commonly arises in the context of human rights and public access to the reasoning behind decisions of public bodies and government ministers. She acts in civil claims from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court, and her work has related to such topics as data retention, high-profile data breaches and human rights issues pertaining to the use of biometric data.
Strengths: "The full package. She is meticulous in her grasp of the facts and law, and also responsive to the needs of her client and other stakeholders in the litigation." "An extremely good advocate." "She is a pleasure to work with, is strategic and comes up with interesting points."
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Heather is a highly sought after junior with experience across the fields of administrative and public law, human rights, local government, regulatory law, professional discipline, information law and data protection. She is regularly instructed in ground-breaking and complex public law litigation and has particular expertise in judicial review claims. Recent public law cases include three cases before the Supreme Court (McDonald v McDonald [2016] UKSC 28, C v Department for Work and Pensions [2017] UKSC 72 and Nottingham City Council v Parr [2018] UKSC 51) and high profile judicial review claims relating to the closure of London police stations (Kohler v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2018] EWHC 1881 (Admin)) and ongoing challenges to the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Heather also has experience advising and acting in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings on behalf of regulated individuals and regulatory bodies and has acted in a number of the leading cases in this sphere, including complex disciplinary hearings and appeals to the High Court. Heather is also a recognised expert in the field of information and data protection law and advises and litigates on behalf of a range of private and public sector clients on FOIA, GDPR, and DPA issues. She has advised and acted in data breach litigation and been instructed in cases before the ECTHR relating to data retention issues.

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Heather Emmerson

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