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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 recently acted as junior in one of the largest wasted costs cases: Kagalovsky and Balmore v Wilcox and others [2015] EWHC 1337 (QB) and appeared as sole counsel in the Privy Council in 2016.

Gemma is known for being approachable and client focused and for her ability to deliver robust and clear advice.

Prior to joining the Bar, Gemma worked in the litigation department at an international bank which gives her a clear understanding of the pressures involved for clients in the conduct of litigation.

She is asked to speak at training events and seminars, and also gives webinars for Thomson Reuters, APIL, Datalaw and MBL.

Gemma enjoys the outdoors and is a keen runner and has taken part in the London Olympic Distance Triathlon relay team. She enjoys socialising with friends and going to the theatre and is working her way through the best restaurants in the Country.

Directory recommendations

Gemma is recommended as a leading junior for Personal Injury in Legal 500 and has been 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)
Awarded Most Client Focused Insurance Law Specialist - UK in the 2015 Legal Awards by Acquisition International

Professional Associations

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