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Gemma Davison

Gemma Davison

Senior Associate, Thames Valley & Head of Oxford

A trained Mediator and Collaborative lawyer, I work on all areas of family law including financial aspects of relationship breakdown, court proceedings, disputes regarding the care of children and legal options for parenthood.


Gemma specialises in the following: Family dispute resolution including Mediation and Collaborative law; Financial aspects of relationship breakdown including dealing with private and public pensions, property portfolios, assets abroad, spousal maintenance and business ownership; Court proceedings surrounding children, finances and domestic abuse; Disputes regarding the care of children; Legal options for parenthood including surrogacy, step-parent adoption and co-parenting.

Gemma is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist. She is also a member of the Family Mediators Association.

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 committee member for Oxfordshire Resolution.


Gemma is keen to build a rapport with her client’s and to understand their circumstances. She is passionate about Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is focused on reaching the best solution for her client’s in a way which is not only time and cost-effective but also retains their dignity throughout.

Training & employment

Gemma studied Law with Philosophy at Keele University and has subsequently gained a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law and 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 Law’s Reading office as a Senior Associate in 2021 and is now Head of our Oxford office.

Legal 500

Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500, 2017-2021.

“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

Outside of work

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

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