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Gemma
Witherington

"She is a very determined advocate and really fights her client’s corner" - Legal 500, 2017

Year of call: 2008

Introduction

Gemma specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance, commercial litigation, professional negligence and costs.  She is a popular and busy advocate who is consistently recommended as a leading junior in Legal 500, in which she commended as “a real fighter and an astute thinker”.

Gemma’s experience far outweighs her year of call and she regularly appears against those senior to her.  She most recently appeared in a high profile 8-week High Court Fraud trial: Accident Exchange Ltd v Broom [2017] EWHC 1096.

Gemma is known for being approachable and client focused and for her ability to deliver robust and clear advice. She is asked to speak at numerous training events and seminars, and also gives webinars for Thomson Reuters, APIL, Datalaw and MBL.

Directory recommendations

Gemma is recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 for a number of years.

“She is a real fighter and an astute thinker”.

"Very good at giving direct, sensible and pragmatic advice".

"She is a very determined advocate and really fights her client’s corner".

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • PgdDip
  • BVC: Very competent
  • Inner Temple Exhibition Award 2007-2008
  • Streuben Benefactor Award 2007- 2008

Professional Associations

  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association