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Emma Cornell

Emma Cornell

mansfield criminal solicitor Emma Cornell
Mansfield Crime Solicitor Emma Cornell

Emma has always specialised in the criminal law, beginning work as a paralegal before gaining a training contract and qualifying in 2007. She became a Duty Solicitor shortly thereafter.

During this time she has gained substantial experience representing clients at the police station, or before the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. After a period working in Chesterfield she has returned to her home town of Mansfield and concentrates on providing high quality advice to clients in police interview and at court.

Emma prides herself on her methodical approach to the detailed preparation necessary for the presentation of cases before the court. She combines this professional thoroughness with a personable manner which always puts clients at their ease, despite the often daunting prospect of criminal investigations or proceedings.


Mansfield Office:
Corner House,
Union Street,
NG18 1RP

Tel:  01623 675816
Email: emma.cornell@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v F Rape. High profile individual accused of an historic rape. Significant investigation was undertaken by the defence in order to support the client’s defence which ultimately resulted in the finding of a crucial defence witness. The client was ultimately acquitted after an 8 day Crown Court trial.

R v E Murder. The client was accused of purposely driving at the victim and dragging him down the road under the vehicle causing his death. A successful application for bail was made, notwithstanding the serious nature of the allegation. Experts were commissioned to comment on the circumstances of the incident, as well as medical experts to critique the injuries. The client was acquitted of murder, although convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

R v S Benefit Fraud. The client, a pensioner, was accused of falsely declaring the extent of a disability in order to increase the amount of benefit he claimed. The prosecution based this on the fact that he undertook a very small paper round a few days a month for his local newsagents. The client had significant medical issues and after obtaining reports from medical experts the client was acquitted.

R v G Assault. A client with mental health difficulties faced two serious allegations of assault on female health workers by punching and kicking them whilst they were on the ground causing lasting injuries. The client was ultimately spared custody when appropriate mitigation in combination with powerful medical evidence was placed before the sentencing court.

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