Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
Accredited Specialist – Criminal Law
Admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria
Signed the High Court roll of Practitioners
Law Institute of Victoria – Executive Committee, Criminal Law Section
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Emma Turnbull is the principal and founding partner of Emma Turnbull Lawyers Pty Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Monash University. Emma is an accredited criminal law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria.
Emma has completed postgraduate study and major research in Advanced Evidence, Sentencing, Corporate and White Collar Crime, Cybercrime, Terrorism and Children’s Laws. She is committed to ongoing professional development and this is evidenced by her excellent academic results.
Emma has dedicated her legal career to being a defence lawyer. A passionate and forceful advocate, Emma appears regularly in all courts across the Victorian criminal law jurisdiction. This includes appearing as Counsel and instructing solicitor in Supreme and County Court trials, mental impairment trials, County Court and Magistrates’ Court plea hearings and bail applications.
During her time as an employee at some of Victoria’s largest criminal law firms, Emma had the opportunity to obtain experience, skills and knowledge that has enabled the firm to develop into the success that it is today.
As a result of her consistently thorough preparation and commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes, Emma has established a large and loyal client base. She maintains an excellent network of experienced and highly regarded barristers and other forensic professionals who assist in the preparation of cases for court.
Emma is admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
She maintains membership with the Law Institute of Victoria, is a member of their Criminal Law Executive and General Committees. In 2013 during her LLM studies, she was a student representative on two academic committees at Monash University.
To view a selection of the cases Emma has been involved in please refer to the publications tab above for reported legal cases and media coverage of her work. In the first half of 2014 alone, Emma has successfully defended a client charged with rape, a client charged with possessing 130kg of methamphetamine (ICE), reducing a significant term of imprisonment for a client charged with armed robbery in the Court of Appeal as well as winning numerous summary contested hearings.