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Emily Thornton

Paralegal - Crime and Extradition

Emily studied LLB English and Spanish Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, graduating with a high Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) in 2015. She was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 2016,  having achieved a Very Competent on the BPTC at City, University of London.

Whilst at university, Emily volunteered at the Kent Law Clinic, where she developed an interest in criminal practice. Here, she also acted for a client in their successful appeal against a Deportation Order made against them by the Home Office and for a client in professional regulatory proceedings before the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Emily has volunteered at the National Centre for Domestic Violence and represented clients at the First Tier Social Security Tribunal whilst at Bar school.

Emily has worked at the Serious Fraud Office on disclosure exercises for multi-handed, complex prosecutions for conspiracy to defraud. She is therefore aware of the strategy required to successfully defend complex criminal matters.

Since joining Lansbury Worthington, Emily works in both the Extradition and Crime departments. She has also gained experience in prison law. In this time she has gained the trust of clients as they face the prospect of legal proceedings, and has proved herself as a reliable and diligent asset to the team.