Gemma previously worked as part of the Family Children team, and has assisted fee earners in a broad range of cases concerning children, particularly care proceedings, private children matters and child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention. Gemma has also assisted fee earners in domestic abuse cases, such as non molestation order and occupation order proceedings.
Advises on the following areas of Law:
Family law cases relating to children particularly care proceedings and social services involvement, including pre-proceedings meetings, private children matters and cases involving domestic abuse, such as non molestation order and occupation order proceedings. Gemma has also assisted fee earners with child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention.
Gemma has extensive experience with cases involving disputes about the living and contact arrangements for children, as well as those involving domestic abuse.
Who should pay the costs of the contact centre where there have been findings of domestic abuse against the person seeking contact?
“I have taken advice from two senior solicitors in the past concerning family matters and Gemma has proven herself to be miles ahead in terms of professionalism, work ethic and also basic human nature. It’s clear she is passionate about her chosen specialism and went above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for myself and my children. Gemma has displayed extensive knowledge of Local Authority Care Proceedings. Her advice has been clear, direct and well considered. She ensured that I fully understood every aspect of the proceedings and maintained consistent, honest and responsive communication with me. All of my emails and calls were responded to much quicker than I had expected! She made me feel reassured whilst at the same time managing my expectations and articulating perfectly all of the possible positive and negative outcomes of our proceedings. She ensured that I was never made to feel confused or overwhelmed by legal mumbo-jumbo”.