Our people

Higher Court Advocates

Asma Khan
Denise Amaning
Rebecca Helliwell

Paralegals

Bal Sian

Consultants

Abdul Kapadia (HCA)
Ghulam Humayn (HCA)
Matthew Hood
Haval Mohammed
Karamjit Singh



Partners

Philip Emery

Position: Director Email: p.emery@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 209 )

Phil Emery qualified as a solicitor in 1993. He has worked in criminal law for almost 20 years and was a founding partner of Emery Halil & Brown in 2001.

He has wide experience in all aspects of criminal litigation from road traffic offences through to murder, fraud and large-scale drug supply / importation.

Phil routinely undertakes a cross-section of work , including advocacy, in the police station, Magistrates Courts, Youth Courts, Crown Courts and Appeal Courts.

He aims at providing a friendly, confidential, non-judgemental and expert service to all his clients whatever the circumstances, and in particular continuity of representation and a personal touch.

Phil is a duty solicitor.


Canel Halil

Position: Director Email: c.halil@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

Canel was admitted as a solicitor in September 1995 after completing his training contract at Duthie Hart & Duthie. After gaining substantial experience in criminal defence work, he was one of the founder Partners of Emery Halil & Brown that commenced operation in January 2002.

Canel has over 15 years of experience as a criminal defence litigator and remains one of the four Partners who have overseen the expansion of the firm in East London and the development of the firm's reputation as one of the leading legal aid defence specialists.

Canel is an experienced advocate in criminal proceedings. He handles all levels of criminal defence work in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts, as well as advising and representing defendants in the Court Of Appeal.

Canel has been instructed in criminal cases of all levels ranging from motor offences through to organised crime, the importation and supply of significant quantities of drugs, multi-million pound international fraud and money laundering, firearms offences and murder.

Canel regularly appears in the East London Magistrates' Courts representing the firm's clients, as well as acting as Duty Solicitor. He also has experience of Crown Court advocacy.

As well as court work, Canel is also a member of the Police Station Duty Solicitor Panel and regularly attends police stations around the country to represent clients arrested for various offences.

Due to his commitment to defending in criminal cases. Canel has established a loyal client following and a significant caseload.


Michael Michael

Position: Director Email: m.michael@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

Michael was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in September 1998 after completing his training at Duthie Hart & Duthie.

Michael then qualified as a Solicitor in October 2005 and was one of the founders of Emery Halil & Brown which opened in January 2002. He has helped form a strong and well respected large East End practice.

Michael has many years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer and has acted in a variety of criminal cases of all levels ranging from motor offences through to organised crime, the supply of significant quantities of drugs, firearms offences, causing death by dangerous driving, fraud and murder.

Michael is an experienced advocate in criminal proceedings and regularly appears in the Magistrates' Courts representing the firm's clients, as well as acting as Duty Solicitor.

Michael also advises and represents defendants in the Court Of Appeal.

As well as court work, Michael is also a member of the Police Station Duty Solicitor Panel and regularly attends police stations around the country to represent clients arrested for various offences.

Michael provides an honest, confidential, and non-judgemental service to all his clients and due to his commitment, professionalism and hard work he has established a good client following .

Languages: Greek

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Assistant Solicitors

Arnab Ghosh

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: a.ghosh@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 212 )

Arnab qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined the criminal law department at Emery Halil & Brown in 2010.

He has always worked in the criminal defence field and has previous experience in dealing with a large variety of Defendants, including those accused of serious offences such as murder and terrorism offences.

He has a particular interest in advising vulnerable Defendants, such as those with mental health issues or juveniles.

Arnab is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.

Languages: Bengali

 


Jemma Michaelson

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: j.michaelson@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 212 )

 


Karley Styles

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: k.styles@tslawltd.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 212 )

 


Nicole Lody

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: n.lody@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 211 )

Nicole represents and advises clients across the whole spectrum of criminal law from their initial arrest as the police station through to proceedings before the magistrates and crown courts.

Nicole is a duty solicitor and conducts advocacy in the magistrates and youth court on a daily basis.


Thomas Heslop

Position: Assistant Solicitor Email: info@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500

 

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Higher Court Advocates

Asma Khan

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: a.khan@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

 


Denise Amaning

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: d.amaning@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

 


Rebecca Helliwell

Position: Assistant Solicitor / Higher Courts Advocate Email: r.helliwell@tslawltd.co.uk Tel: 01634 311 876

"Rebecca is a Higher Court Advocate regularly defending in the Crown and Magistrates Courts. Rebecca has extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of offences, including fraud and dishonesty offences, violent offences, possession, supply and importation of drugs, driving offences and immigatration matters. She also has a great deal of trial experience in all Criminal Courts.

Rebecca also has considerable experience in defending vulnerable clients in the Youth Court. Youth cases include sexual offences, robbery, assaults and possession and supply of class A and class B drugs.

Rebecca is a duty solicitor and regularly attends the police station to provide quality representation in relation to a range of offences from shoplifting through to murder."

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Paralegals

Bal Sian

Position: Paralegal Email: b.sian@ehbsolicitors.co.uk Tel: 0208 519 5500 (ext: 215 )

Bal joined EHB in November 2009 having clerked for the firm for some considerable time before that. Previous to which he enjoyed a career with a design and PR agency and in business development.

At EHB he is responsible for case-working and representing clients at Police Stations. He finds the challenge of representing clients interesting and rewarding.

Languages: Italian, Spanish, Punjabi and French

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