Emma Collins joined chambers after completion of her pupillage at Three Raymond Buildings in 2009, followed by a break from practice during which she successfully completed her doctorate in international criminal law.
She has a broad practice encompassing all chambers’ areas of expertise and is particularly interested and experienced in international criminal matters.
Collins prosecutes and defends a wide range of cases in the magistrates and crown courts and courts martial, while she has also appeared and advised in extradition cases at first instance and on appeal to the High Court. She recently acted for Hulusi Altun in the successful discharge of a European arrest warrant issued by Germany on the basis that it violated the rule against double jeopardy.
Collins worked for two years in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She has particular expertise regarding issues of admissibility under the Rome Statute, while she is also experienced in licensing law and regularly advises and acts for licensed premises, local authorities and responsible authorities in proceedings under the Licensing Act 2003.
She also has experience in advising clients in proceedings arising out of a variety of regulatory regimes, including health and safety and fire safety prosecutions.
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