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.
Gemma is a Director of The Sunshine Centre which is a charity providing Early Years Care and family support services. She is a member of the HR and Funding Sub-Committees for The Sunshine Centre.
Gemma is also a Governor for the Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust.
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 Solicitor in 2021
Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 since 2017
“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.