GEMMA GILLESPIE PROMOTED TO PARTNER
Gemma Gillespie, who heads up CooperBurnett’s Family & Matrimonial department, has been promoted to a Partner at the firm.
Gemma joined CooperBurnett in September 2015, having qualified in 1996. She has specialised in family law for the past 18 years, acting on behalf of clients in complex financial cases in respect of divorce proceedings and private law children proceedings.
“Gemma is a key member of our team at CooperBurnett and we are delighted that she has agreed to become a Partner,” says Victoria Sampson, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at CooperBurnett. “Gemma’s hard work and commitment to building the excellent reputation of our Family & Matrimonial team are among the reasons for her promotion.”
Gemma has in-depth experience in care proceedings, acting on behalf of parents and children and, having been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, she has developed an interest in the laws around adoption, surrogacy and parental orders.
Through Gemma’s excellent working relationships with the local services and professionals in Kent and East Sussex, her clients have access to the best support and services. She is also an accredited member of Resolution First for Family Law and a trained collaborative lawyer. She can see clients at CooperBurnett’s office on a Saturday morning by appointment.
“I’m very proud to be part of the team here at CooperBurnett and am very excited to have been promoted to a Partner,” says Gemma. “I am looking forward to getting further involved in driving the firm forward.”
Gemma is a familiar face at West Kent Chamber of Commerce networking events and, outside of work, is a keen runner.