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Gemma-Louise Spence

Gemma is a qualified and expert Family Law Barrister, specialising in areas of disputes regarding children and care proceedings and all matters of matrimonial finance.
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Gemma joined EA Law - East Anglian Chambers in October 2009 after completing her pupillage at another chambers in Essex.

Gemma was called to the Bar in 2007, having being awarded the Hardwicke Entrance Award by Lincoln’s Inn. Upon securing pupillage the Inn also awarded her the Cholmeley Studentship Scholarship.

Prior to undertaking pupillage Gemma worked as a Family Law tutor at the University of Sheffield after being invited back to teach by the lecturer who taught her when she was a student.  During this time she edited the 5th edition of the Routledge-Cavendish Family Law Cards.  Gemma also spent a year in the city working as a paralegal at The Khan Partnership, where she had her own caseload.

Gemma is in court on a very regular basis and undertakes a wide variety of family law work.  Her detailed preparation in advance of hearings sets her apart from her peers.  Gemma’s down to earth and personable approach ensures that clients feel at ease when faced with stressful court proceedings and challenging circumstances.  Gemma provides forthright advice and maintains professionalism at all times.

Gemma is experienced in representing vulnerable clients and is sensitive to their needs.  She is particularly well adept at representing individuals suffering mental heath difficulties.


Children Law
Gemma specialises in children disputes including residence, contact, prohibited steps, specific issue orders and applications for parental responsibility.  Regarding care proceedings Gemma's clients include local authorities, parents, extended family members on applications for party status and children through their Guardian.


Publications:
Editor, Routledge-Cavendish Family Law Cards (5th ed)


Interests:
When Gemma is not in Court she spends her time running around after her horse Trigger and her three mischievous pugs. Trigger and Gemma regularly compete at showing and dressage and are currently working on their Working Hunter showing.  In 2013, Gemma won the national BSPA championship in hand traditional piebald pony with the family's homebred horse Sir Don.

 
Qualifications:
LLB (Sheffield)
BVC Nottingham Law School
Teaching English to Foreign Language Students Certificate
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