Kent - Margate
0300 303 3883
Young Legal Aid Lawyers since 2014
- 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 currently a Paralegal in our Crown Court Department. Gemma deals with various types of offences including serious sexual offences, violence, public order and drug offences. She has a meticulous approach when preparing cases so that she is able to achieve the best possible result for her clients. Gemma also assists clients in applying for bail, variations for bail and variation of court orders.
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 Law Degree and is now an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in criminal law.
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything … Thank you again to both of you. If unfortunately A ever needs any help in the future, I will always come back to you. We never felt judged as a family and you were always at the end of the phone to offer help and advice. You made the whole awful situation that bit easier to cope with. I hope I didn’t drive you too mad! You really are just lovely people who really care.” – CJ