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Gemma Davison

Team Leader Partner, Head of Oxford and Banbury

Gemma offers support and advice on surrogacy and fertility law, including; domestic and international surrogacy, donor conception, platonic co-parenting and single parent by choice.

Training & employment

Gemma studied Law with Philosophy at Keele University and has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Childcare Law and Practice. She qualified with a regional firm in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes in 2009 and has specialised in family law throughout her career. Before joining Stowe Family Law she practised at a regional firm based in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Gemma joined Stowe Family Laws’ Reading office as a Senior Associate in 2021 and is now Team Leader Partner & Head of our Oxford and Banbury offices.


Gemma is an accredited Mediator and Collaborative lawyer, and supports clients in all areas of family law including; financial aspects of divorce and separation, court proceedings, disputes regarding the care of children and family building.

She expertly advises clients’ on their options for starting a family including; international and domestic surrogacy, platonic co-parenting, single parent by choice and donor conception.

Gemma specialises in dealing with private and public pensions, property portfolios, spousal maintenance and business ownership.

She supports client’s resolve issues around the care of a child or children, including where and whom a child lives with, disputes around school choice and medical care.


Gemma is passionate about supporting clients’ who are looking to start their family and considers it a privilege to be part of a client’s journey to becoming a parent. She carefully and sensitively talks through client’s options including donor conception, surrogacy, platonic co-parenting and single parent by choice.
In circumstances where there is dispute Gemma is focused on reaching the best solution for her client’s. She approaches matters in a constructive and considered way and is committed to ensuring that, where possible agreements are reached rather than pursuing matters through Court. She remains mindful of dealing matters in a timely, cost effective and respective way throughout.

Legal 500

Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500, 2017-2021 and 2023
Gemma Davison is thorough and has excellent judgement. My experience is that she works hard to resolve matters without resorting to litigation, and any points left for the court to decide are well-prepared and well-argued.’ Legal 500 2023
Her meticulous case preparation is unrivalled. She is personable and empathetic to her client’s cases, but is a very effective representative and real pleasure to work with.’ Legal 500 2023

“expertly prepared” – Legal 500, 2021
Previously recommended for her “professionalism, knowledge and understanding”
“a real star in the making” Legal 500, Next Generation Lawyer, 2017 & 2018

Accreditations, memberships & awards

Gemma is a member of Resolution and the Family Mediators Association. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in private children and finances and committee member of Oxfordshire Resolution.
Previously she was a Director for the Sunshine Centre, an Oxfordshire based charity offering early years care and family support services from April 2018 to October 2021.
Gemma is an elected Governor for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and member of their Patient Experience, Membership and Quality committee.

Outside of work

Outside of work, Gemma enjoys baking, gardening and photography.


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