Gemma is a solicitor in the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day.
Gemma qualified at the firm in September 2008, and works for partner Suzanne White.
Gemma handles a wide range of cases, but has a particular interest in obstetric cases, brain injury cases and cytogenetic work.
Some of her key cases include:
- Securing compensation for a mother whose child’s chromosomal abnormality was not picked up during antenatal testing
- Reaching settlement on a case where a child’s cerebral palsy was caused by maternal uterine rupture after a previous caesarean section
- Settling a claim for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury at birth, due to mismanaged labour
- Obtaining compensation for a child who suffered a brain injury in utero from an amniocentesis needle
- Acting for a child with cerebral palsy, whose brain injury was caused by mismanaged neonatal ventilator settings resulting in prolonged hypocarbia
Gemma works with the charity Unique, an organisation dedicated to supporting families of children affected by rare chromosome disorders.
Gemma previously worked for partner Anne Winyard until Anne’s retirement in 2016.
Gemma is currently on maternity leave.