Gemma is a Director, Specialist Family Law Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator at Family Law Partners.
Gemma is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advance Financial Provision and Children Matters.
Committed to the constructive, cost effective resolution of family disputes Gemma promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family issues and always focuses on solutions that are in the best interests of any children.
After finding herself becoming more frequently frustrated at how an adversarial and litigious approach to dealing with separation was not always suitable for all families Gemma has trained and become a Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator in order to be able to offer people who are going through the separation process an alternative way of moving forward with their life.
Outside of work Gemma enjoys hiking and rock climbing as well as cycling and yoga.
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.