Lorna Emson > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution


Lorna is experienced in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on matters involving fraud and financial crime, both for corporates and individuals as well as conducting investigations.

Lorna has been involved in several significant and high profile cases in these fields, working for banks, interdealer brokers, oil & gas companies and private individuals including senior executives, politicians and UHNW individuals based both in the UK and internationally.

Lorna is a Solicitor Advocate.


Trained Macfarlanes 2004; qualified 2006; partner 2021


Professional Memberships

  • The Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

(Next Generation Partners)

Lorna Emson Macfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP represents senior executives and international high-net-worth individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and global enforcement bodies, as well as handling extradition proceedings, interviews under caution and witness interviews, and tax investigations. The firm is able to handle cross-border proceedings, and has acted for clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, sports, and others, and is particularly noted for its ability to represent high-profile clients facing sensitive allegations of financial crime. Vastly experienced white-collar criminal defence practitioner Neill Blundell heads up the ‘cohesive and well-informed‘ team, which also includes Lorna Emson, who continues to bolster her reputation in the financial crime space, acting for executives, HNW individuals, and politicians, and senior solicitor Helen Harvey, who has notable expertise in criminal HMRC investigations. Associate Max Hobbs, who regularly represents clients facing interviews under caution, is praised as an ‘up and coming force‘.