Emily Mattin

Call: 2019

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    Great strength in depth both in relation to their expertise and breadth of experience from juniors through to their QCs.

    Legal 500, 2022
    Emily Mattin

    Personal profile

    Emily has a general Crime practice appearing at all stages of criminal proceedings across the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts.

    She acts on behalf of both the prosecution and defence.

    Emily has represented defendants at trial in a wide range of cases, including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, section 20 grievous bodily harm and coercive and controlling behaviour.

    Emily prosecutes on behalf of the CPS as a Grade 2 panel advocate in General Crime and has been instructed on a disclosure review by the Serious Fraud Office.

    Alongside her criminal practice Emily has experience defending Extradition and civil matters such as Criminal Behaviour Orders.

    Emily has a growing practice in healthcare regulation, defending medical professionals at interim order hearings and substantive fitness to practise proceedings.

    Prior to coming to the Criminal Bar Emily worked in the House of Commons as a women and equalities researcher and later as a paralegal in regulatory law. Emily also acted as an advocate at school exclusion hearings, with a particular focus on disability discrimination and representing students with special educational needs.

    Crime

    Emily has a busy practice both defending and prosecuting. She has represented defendants at trial for offences of dishonesty, violence, drug offences, road traffic offences and civil recovery & confiscation proceedings.

    Emily prosecutes on behalf of the CPS as a Grade 2 panel advocate in General Crime.

    Featured cases

    • R v N – Defendant acquitted of causing unnecessary suffering to a police horse, during anti-vax protests.

    • R v L – Defendant acquitted of racially aggravated assault and racially aggravated public order. The case involved extensive examination of CCTV evidence.

    • R v A – successful exceptional hardship hearing to avoid disqualification for a driver following several incidents of speeding.

    • R v M – prosecuted an attempted robbery and possession of imitation firearms. Defendant sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment

    • R v N – client given a suspended sentence for an offence of PWITS Class A, in spite of elements of significant role.

    • R v W – represented a bus driver for an offence of failing to ensure safety of passengers after an elderly passenger was very seriously injured. The Defendant was acquitted.

    • R v S – prosecuted a defendant for dangerous dog act offences. The case concerned a contested destruction order with expert evidence.

    Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary

    Before coming to the Bar, Emily worked as a paralegal in Healthcare Regulation. She gained experience in assisting the defence of medical professionals at the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council. Emily also assisted in the representation of medical professionals in inquests and parallel criminal proceedings.

    Since coming to the Bar, Emily has been instructed on several substantive fitness to practise hearings. She also has experience in representing registrant’s at preliminary and interim order hearings.

    Featured cases

    • NMC v V – represented a nurse at her final substantive fitness to practise hearing. The NMC were seeking strike off. Dishonesty charges were not proven. The panel agreed that charges that were previously admitted did not constitute serious misconduct. After three years of being suspended, the nurse had no further action taken on her registration.

    • GOC v R – represented an optometrist at his Interim Order Hearing. The Registrant was in breach of his interim order of conditions and the Council sought his suspension. The Committee were persuaded to vary the conditions and allow the Registrant to continue to practice.

    Education

    • Bar Professional Training Course, City University: Very Competent (2018-2019)
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University: Distinction (2017-2018)
    • BA Hons, Politics, Newcastle University: 1st Class (2013-2016)

    Awards

    • Pupillage Award, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2020)
    • Lord Denning Scholarship, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
    • Winner of Inner Temple Human Rights Moot (2018)
    • Runner up I-Max International Moot (2018)
    • Lord Haldane Scholarship, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
    • John Wiseman Prize for Best Undergraduate Performance, Newcastle University (2016)

    Memberships

    • CBA