July 2006 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Deputy Director of Clerking
May 2005 - July 2006: Bridewell Chambers, Senior Clerk
July 2001 - May 2005: Bridewell Chambers, 1st Junior Clerk
September 2000 - July 2001: Ely Place Chambers, 1st Junior Clerk
June 1991 - September 2000: The Chambers of Ronald Thwaites QC, 2nd Junior Clerk
Emma Makepeace is an incredible, tenacious and exceptional force in chambers.
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Emma’s principal responsibilities include business and practice development, chambers development, marketing, diary management and fee negotiation. Emma’s role involves developing and maintaining strong customer relationships on behalf of members to their professional clients and providing invaluable support to our Senior Clerk, Guy Williams, in the management and administration of chambers as a whole
Emma served on the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks’ Management Committee from 1997 – 2012 and is the former Chairperson of the Chambers & Social Committee and Editor of their bi-annual bulletin. She is a qualified member of the Institute Barristers' Clerks and was awarded the John Carter Memorial Trophy in 1997, “Clerk of the Year” upon completion of the BTec Advanced Award in Chambers Administration .
Emma is the one of the founding Committee members of the Female Fraud Forum. The association is aimed at solicitors, barristers and accountants who work in financial regulation and the criminal and civil fraud sector. Its purpose is to foster, encourage and advance women of all levels through shared ideas, knowledge and experiences providing a much needed support network for those in the profession or returning to the profession.
Emma is a member of Women in Criminal Law.