Emily is a solicitor in the firm’s regulatory department, dealing with trading standards, motoring offences, professional discipline and health and social care regulation.
Emily represents and advises individuals and businesses in relation to trading standards matters. This can include property misdescription/labelling, weights and measures, distance selling, advertising, product safety and product recall, age restricted sales, (e.g. tobacco, alcohol and fireworks), as well as trademark infringement and counterfeiting offences. Emily can advise and assist clients with interviews-under-caution, criminal prosecutions, enforcement orders, compliance notices and administrative penalties.
Emily also advises and arranges representation for clients in relation to a range of motoring offences, including drink driving, drug driving, failing to provide a specimen, careless driving and speeding. Emily also has experience of representing clients at risk of ‘totting up’ and facing disqualification from driving.
Emily represents and advises a wide range of professionals across a number of sectors before their professional regulators. Emily has assisted professionals with cases before the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Social Work England (SWE) and the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).
Emily assists professionals at all stages of fitness to practise proceedings before their professional regulators, including initial referral and investigation, interim order tribunal hearings, fitness to practise panel hearings and sanction review hearings.
Emily also assists clients facing inclusion on the Adults and/or Children’s barred List by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Emily is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).
Emily represents registered providers and managers facing action by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In particular, Emily assists with challenging inspection reports, enforcement action, and appeals to the first-tier tribunal (care standards chamber).
What clients say
"As soon as we started the ball rolling, Stephensons were very helpful. Always explaining things in simple terms, ensuring an understanding right throughout the process. The lines of communication were excellent and when they said they would call they called. Emails were timely and well written, and the face to face support was nothing short of outstanding. The solicitor who was assigned to my case was actually praised by the judiciary for being very thorough. High praise indeed. I would not hesitate to use Stephensons again, should I ever need them." - View from a client
"Very professional service. It has been a difficult time for us and Stephensons dealt with our case with dignity and promptly. All our queries were answered in a timely manner. Thank you especially to Emily." - View from a client
"Very professional, always available when I needed something. Highly recommend this firm. Especially Emily Hill who took care of my case." - View from a client
"Would highly recommend Stephensons, Paul and Emily were a great help when it came to my case keeping me updated with what was going on and informed on the best plan of action." - View from a client
"I had quite bad experience in dealing with solicitors in past however this firm are the best. Especially Emily I couldn’t praise her enough! She is very honest and she understood my case and directed me to the right direction. I would definitely recommend this firm." - View from a client