Jemma has established herself as a highly respected practitioner initially in Surrey and London and more recently in the South West and Wales following her return in 2015. Jemma deals with all areas of family law including divorce and separation, cohabitation disputes, pre and postnuptial agreements, freezing injunctions, the breakdown of civil partnerships, jurisdictional disputes, enforcement and appeals.
She advises clients from all walks of life including professional sportspersons, politicians and high profile businessmen and women. She has particular expertise in advising clients with substantial and complex assets including offshore trusts, pensions, company shareholdings, other business interests and property as well as finding hidden assets in the U.K. and abroad.
Jemma’s cases are often heard in the High Court due to the value and complexity of the assets involved and/or an international element. Jemma also advises on all aspects of private children law from disputes regarding child arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children both within and outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Training & Experience
Jemma studied geography at Swansea University before converting to law and completing her Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has specialised in family law ever since. Jemma has led the Bristol office since its opening in February 2018.
Jemma was nominated for Lawyer of the Year at the Bristol Legal Awards 2019.
Jemma prides herself in delivering a bespoke service to each of her clients, focussing on their individual needs and the specific dynamics of their situation whether that be by negotiating a settlement outside of the court process or robustly litigating within it. She is also a committed member of Resolution.