Gemma is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers where she practises in mental capacity law and related areas of mental health, inquests and inquiries, discrimination law, and public law. Gemma provides training on the Court of Protection and regularly appears in the CoP on behalf of local authorities, CCGs, litigation friends including the Official Solicitor, and family members. She has contributed to the mental capacity chapter in Lewis and Buchan’s Clinical Negligence A Practical Guide, and regularly co-writes the case law updates for LAG.
Gemma has a background in specialist welfare benefits advice and before being called to the Bar represented clients at the First-tier and Upper Tribunals. She also has extensive experience of providing training in social security law.
What people say about Gemma:
"Gemma delivered the course very well and made the content clear and easy to understand. I feel I would feel more confident and prepared if I ever need to go to court in the future and feel this course has been useful for my ongoing professional development."
"Gemma was very informative, knowledgeable and responsive to questions. It has definitely made me think about my practice and will enable me to reflect on the training and ensure good practice when completing capacity assessments or Best Interest decisions. Many Thanks."
"Gemma is a really clear presenter, making information really clear and easy to understand."
"The morning has gone really quickly and this is a positive sign of how informative, enjoyable and well presented the session was. I really enjoyed it. Thanks."