Ms Emily Verity > Chambers of Jacob Levy QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jacob Levy QC
9 Gough Chambers
The Chambers of Jacob Levy QC
3-5 Norwich Street
EC4A 1DR
England

Position

Emily has specialised in the overlap of areas offered by Chambers, in particular in the area of child protection. Her busy practice involves prosecuting and defending crime, in particular sexual offenses and fraud; care proceedings in the family court; police applications and personal injury and clinical negligence.

Career

Emily prosecutes and defends the most serious offences. She is a Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor (the highest level before QC) and has been appointed to the Rape and Child Sexual Abuse List for many years. She is experienced at cases involving exceedingly vulnerable witnesses and defendants, intermediaries, analysis of telephone evidence, cell site, DNA analysis, third party material including social services material, public interest immunity. When instructed for the defence she has had a clear run of acquittals or appeals for years.

Emily has been appointed to the Proceeds of Crime, Serious Crime and Fraud CPS advocate panel at Level 3 and is experienced in prosecution and defence in these areas. She was on the prosecution team responsible for the successful prosecution of Bright &others of Independent Insurance, one of the largest, most complex and most successful SFO prosecutions of recent times. She was junior to the late Philip Henry in the successful HMRC prosecution of an accountant in a £5 million fraud. In addition Emily has provided advice for the defence in confiscation hearings where issues arise involving matrimonial property.

Notable Cases

  • R v P (2019): Succesful prosecution of man for repeatedly raping his daughter over 10 years, resulting in the birth of a child. He also sexually abused his niece aged between 9-12.
  • R v LB (2019): successful prosecution of serial sex offender for stalking and breach of SHPO against one teenage girl having served sentence for similar offences against a different teenage girl.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Emily Verity9 Gough ChambersEmily, in my view, is an oustanding advocate combining rare qualities of intellect and diplomacy. The modest attractive style is founded on real confidence.