Gemma has a broad multi-track Personal Injury practice with an emphasis on fatal, catastrophic and high value injuries. She acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in all range of interlocutory and final hearings involving RTAs, accidents at work and industrial disease, as well as occupier and public liability claims. She also has a particular interest in insurance fraud work and cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty. Gemma enjoys her role as a pupil supervisor and mentor to some of the more junior members of chambers.
In addition to her work in the County and High Court, Gemma appears at Coroners’ Inquests and has experience representing appellants in CICA Appeals Tribunals, a notable success being an award of almost £500,000 for a gun crime victim with severe psychological injuries.
Examples of her recent work include securing a seven-figure settlement at JSM in a fatal accident claim; obtaining a finding of fundamental dishonesty in a multi-track claim against multiple claimants; advising in a prosthesis claim following a severe accident at work and securing settlement for a claimant who suffered significant head, back and psychiatric injuries.
She is willing to accept work on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Gemma graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics before qualifying for the Bar in 2006 and undertaking pupillage in London.
Free Representation Unit
Gray’s Inn (Lord Uthwatt Scholarship 2005)
M.A Oxon; Philosophy, Politics and Economics (New College, Oxford)
GDL BPP Law School (Commendation)
BVC BPP Law School (Very Competent)