Jemma is a senior associate solicitor in the family team.
Jemma advises clients on a broad range of family matters including divorce and financial matters following separation and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She has significant experience of cohabitation and property disputes between both separating couples and family members, as well as in private law children matters including international relocation cases. Jemma is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in cases involving complex financial remedies upon separation and financial provision for children. Her experience includes working not only for couples who are married or cohabiting, but also for wider family members, business partners and joint property owners.
Jemma is a member of YResolution and is committed to resolving matters constructively to achieve a family focused and cost effective solution for her clients where possible. This includes considering all options of dispute resolution including direct negotiations between solicitors and assisting clients in mediation or arbitration. She is also experienced in conducting matters through the court process where this is necessary.
In addition to advising clients herself, Jemma also assists partners in the family team with complex cases. She has experience of working on cases in the High Court and the appeal courts.
Jemma is mentioned in The Legal 500 (2020) as a key lawyer for Family.
Jemma trained at Russell-Cooke, qualifying in September 2013 and becoming a senior associate in July 2019. She is Joint Chair of the London YResolution committee which regularly organises events and training for junior family lawyers.
Advised a wide range of clients on financial arrangements following a separation. Jemma has had direct involvement in cases with offshore trusts, private equity funds and assisted on a case involving an application for the interim sale of a property
Resolved disputes concerning arrangements for children following a separation. This includes advising on schooling disputes and representing clients in international relocation applications to remove children to another country from England and Wales
Acted in cases involving property disputes in the civil and family courts including cases involving cohabitees and co-ownership between family members, particularly parents who have contributed towards properties purchased by their children
Assisted on cases for financial provision for children, including in high profile international hearings through to appeal court level (Re A (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1577, GN v MA  EWHC 3939 (Fam))
Acted in relation to the enforcement of orders including the recognition and enforcement of a Scottish order in England, obtaining charging orders over property and orders for sale.
- Advising and working with clients to prepare relationship or property ownership agreements, whether in the form of a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or a Declaration of Trust.
- Member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers focused on achieving family and child focused resolution to disputes
- Accredited Resolution Specialist for her expert knowledge in complex financial provision upon separation and financial provision for children (Schedule 1 cases)
- Joint Chair of the London YResolution committee
Jemma read law at the University of Warwick, graduating with a First Class LLB