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Gemma is a Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Accredited Mediator committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. She is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist (Children and Complex Financial Remedies).
Gemma promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family issues to minimise conflict and always focuses on solutions that are in the best interests of any children.
In 2024 Gemma Hope is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Chambers and Partners UK directory and is described as “a very keen and ambitious lawyer”.
“Gemma leaves no stone unturned and provides an exceptional level of service to her clients” stated the commentary in the 2023 Chambers UK. The 2022 edition of Chambers UK recognised Gemma, stating that “She is great to work with and very knowledgeable.”
Gemma is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 UK 2024 guide and is noted in the Mediators category as “a very clever lawyer who is dedicated to her client’s and works hard to achieve positive outcomes for them.”
A Recommended Lawyer and Leading Mediator in the 2023 Legal 500 edition, the commentary included: “Gemma Hope’s attention to detail is second to none- no stone is left unturned.” and “Gemma Hope is a very compassionate and dedicated lawyer who always goes the extra mile. Gemma is extremely hardworking and able, but with an approachable and considerate style.”
The Legal 500 also recommended Gemma in the 2021 and 2022 editions, stating that “Gemma is a highly talented financial remedy practitioner with an in-depth knowledge of the law; she works extremely hard for her clients to achieve best outcomes.” and “Gemma has excellent knowledge in her field, along with a very personable nature.” The Legal 500 directory 2022.
Gemma specialises in dealing with the financial and children issues that can arise following separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution with a particular expertise in financial matters involving pension funds, inherited wealth, business assets and in children matters involving issues relating to parental responsibility, parenting arrangements, removal from the jurisdiction. Gemma works regularly with LGBT families and the complex legal issues that can arise within such family structures.
Gemma encourages an interdisciplinary approach to help achieve the best possible outcome for her clients and works closely alongside financial advisers, accountants, therapists and counsellors. Her objective is to ensure the emotional and financial issues arising from personal relationships and separation are dealt with as well as the legal ones to help people find longer term solutions and to help them move on positively with their lives.
Before joining the firm Gemma obtained a first-class honors in the Family Law elective within her Law degree at Sheffield University, where she also secured a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice with a distinction. After leaving academia Gemma worked for 12 years at a large regional law firm before joining Family Law Partners in 2017 having been attracted by the firm’s values and ethos as well as their innovative and forward thinking approach to helping families through separation.
Outside of work Gemma enjoys rock climbing, hiking, winter mountaineering, yoga, pilates and cycling.