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Emmeline Coerkamp

"Emmeline is always on top of the detail and relentless in fighting to get the best results for her clients. You will definitely want her in your corner." - Formerly instructed Counsel

Emmeline Coerkamp is a highly experienced criminal litigation lawyer, bringing expertise across a range of white-collar crime matters. She represents clients facing criminal investigations and individuals who are being prosecuted.

Emmeline has particular expertise in defending individuals under investigation and prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for multi-jurisdictional serious fraud offences.

Emmeline is adept and adaptable in representing clients from a variety of industries and dealing with prosecuting authorities in a highly professional manner. She is excellent at strategising and considering the best approach for clients to achieve the best outcome.

She is extremely experienced in representing clients facing allegations of fraud, money laundering and tax investigations in complex cases across jurisdictions. Emmeline has considerable experience of confiscation proceedings and has acted in several cases, including a matter with a confiscation order in excess of £3 million under POCA 2002.

Emmeline represents individuals at risk of criminal investigation, under investigation, pre- and post-charge, during trial, confiscation and enforcement. She also represents witnesses in proceedings. The ensuing range of work includes representing and advising clients for interviews, written representations, trial preparation and instruction of experts. Emmeline is personable and strives to do the utmost for her clients every step of the way.

High profile cases that Emmeline has been involved in include:

  • Operation Amazon: brought by HMRC, a carbon credit scheme with alleged intended losses of £107 million in sideways tax loss relief, including complex multi-jurisdictional company structures.

  • £2.2 million film investment scheme fraud, brought by HMRC in a series of trials.

  • Weavering: The UK’s largest hedge fund fraud of US$640 million, brought by the SFO. Complex trading strategies of interest rate swaps, with charges of fraud by abuse of position, fraudulent trading, false accounting and forgery.

  • Operation Steamroller: brought by the SFO, a boiler room fraud of US$108 million.

She also has experience of investigations by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and The Insolvency Service.

Emmeline has been quoted and published in the Times, Telegraph, Law Gazette and Lawyer Monthly.

Prior to joining Constantine Law, Emmeline worked at a top ranked boutique fraud litigation firm in London, having previously worked and trained at a large national law firm.


Emmeline is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA), Women in Criminal Law (WICL), Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) and the Female Fraud Forum (FFF). Since 2010, Emmeline has been a mentor for students at the University of Law studying the GDL, LPC and BVC, offering guidance prior to embarking their legal career.


"Emmeline is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She is always on top of the detail and relentless in fighting to get the best results for her clients. You will definitely want her in your corner."


"Emmeline has a professional forensic tone of courteous, calm, reasoned intimidation."


"Thank you on a personal note for your attention to my case over the many years, often I realise, beyond the usual."


"Thank you for all your support and help.  We very much appreciate it.


"I do really appreciate everything you have done on this Emmeline."
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