Emily Sheils


Emily is a partner in the criminal department specialising in business and economic crime. She works on complex and often multi-jurisdictional cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption, market manipulation and regulatory offences.

Emily is currently advising a number of defendants facing major ongoing investigations, including the ENRC investigation, a large scale ‘Ponzi scheme’ fraud and a multi-billion pound accounting fraud. She has experience of advising on interviews under caution, section 2 interviews and requests for material pursuant to Production Orders and section 2 notices, including advisory work on the ensuing document review exercise itself, and issues such as legal professional privilege.

Emily regularly works with US immigration lawyers to provide assistance to individuals with criminal convictions who are looking to travel to the US. She also works on cases concerning ‘general crime’ including a number of high profile sex cases.

Emily brings to her cases a useful background in general corporate and commercial issues having trained at a top international city law firm, where she worked on high profile cases involving civil fraud, breach of warranty claims and financial mis-selling claims.

Emily has a BA in History from York University, and obtained a Distinction on the LPC at BPP in London.

Emily is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association (YFLA), the Female Fraud Forum and Women in Criminal Law.