Gemma has worked in the legal field since 2004, joining Kent Defence in 2011. During her time at Kent Defence, she has gained invaluable experience of preparing trials in both the Magistrates and Crown Court. Gemma is a Paralegal dealing with cases at the Police Station and Magistrates Court, dealing with all manner of offences. She has a meticulous approach when advising clients and preparing cases for Court so as to achieve the best possible result for her clients.
Gemma has a keen passion for access to justice. She has written numerous articles about the demise of legal aid in publications such as Justice Gap, Legal Voice and the Solicitors Journal. She has also been interviewed by both Sky News and BBC Radio 1 regarding the cuts to legal aid.
Gemma graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a Bachelors in Laws with Upper Second Class Honours, is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in criminal law and an Accredited Police Station Representative.