Emma Goodall KC KC > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

Work Department

Criminal Law and Appeals


Emma is a leading criminal practitioner regularly instructed in high profile cases of a complex and sensitive nature.

She has extensive experience acting in trials involving homicide, serious organised crime, misconduct in public office, sexual offences, terrorism and fraud. Emma is also instructed in an advisory capacity pre-charge, in respect of criminal appeals where she did not act at first instance, applications to the CCRC and in Judicial Review proceedings.


Year of Call: 1996; Year of Silk; 2021

Emma has a loyal following amongst solicitors due to her meticulous approach to law and case preparation and her reputation for outstanding client-care. She is extremely skilled in dealing with vulnerable and mentally disordered clients and is experienced in conducting fitness to plead hearings. Emma is highly sought-after in private cases due to her authority and sensitivity when representing exacting clients with no experience of the criminal justice system.

Emma accepts private and publicly funded instructions and is direct access qualified.

She is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

In 2012 Emma was appointed to sit as a criminal Recorder in the Crown Court in London and the South East.


Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit