Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Call 2019

020 7832 3200

Prior to beginning pupillage, Emma worked at a leading London law firm; in the Public Family Law department, dealing primarily with care proceedings featuring non-accidental injury, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, forced marriage, and radicalisation.

Emma received an Access to the Bar Award and a Jules Thorn Scholarship from Middle Temple, which made her career at the Bar a tangible possibility.

Emma is the Head of the Mentoring Programme at Bridging the Bar (BTB). Bridging the Bar is a charity dedicated to diversifying the Bar’s profile by creating opportunities for those from underrepresented backgrounds through mentorship, mini-pupillages, advocacy training, internships, marshalling and various other schemes.

Emma sits on the Bar Council Race Working Group, which produced the Race Report 2021 addressing inequality at the Bar and proposing a series of recommendations for action.

Emma currently serves as the Middle Temple Young Barrister’s Association (MTYBA) Vice President and was previously MTYBA Diversity and Inclusion Officer for two years, writing an article on Black Lives Matter. In her role as MTSA President in 2018, Emma organised and hosted the first Black History Month Qualifying session, which has now become an annual event.


University of West London – LLB (2017)
BPP Law School – BPTC LLM (2018)

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