Gemma is a senior associate solicitor in the clinical negligence department. She joined the firm in 2010 as a graduate paralegal and completed her training contract with the firm in 2015. She was made an associate of the firm in 2018 and a senior associate in 2019. Prior to joining Stephensons Gemma obtained an upper second class honours degree in law from the University of Manchester and a distinction in the legal practice course.
Gemma has a varied clinical negligence caseload including cases of surgical error, delay in diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis, orthopaedic injury and inappropriate and delayed medical treatment. Gemma has also assisted in a number of successful multi-million pound cerebral palsy and wrongful birth claims.
A number of Gemma’s clients are bringing their case on behalf of a loved one who has sadly passed away. Gemma is very aware of the worries and concerns that families have when someone has died as a result of negligent medical treatment. She therefore makes every effort to ensure that their case is as stress-free as possible and aims to uncover answers to the questions which her clients inevitably have about what happened.
A selection of Gemma's cases
- Secured £500,000 for a client whose husband had passed away as a result of an error by paramedics
- Assisted a number of women who have suffered a stillbirth as a result of negligence by a hospital or whose babies have sadly died shortly after being born
- Secured £110,000 for the widow of a man in his 70s who died shortly after undergoing a total knee replacement
What our clients say
"I would recommend Stephensons for all the help they gave me for winning my case regarding clinical negligence and for keeping me informed every step of the way. Thanks Gemma." - View from a satisfied client
"Excellent service from start to finish" - View from a satisfied client