Gemma works at Virtuoso Legal as a solicitor, having joined the firm in early July 2018. Gemma began her training at a niche sports, entertainment and media law firm in Leeds where she benefited from a varied caseload, with particular experience in commercial and employment matters.
Gemma studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield before completing the 9-month legal conversion course, the GDL, at the University of Law in Leeds.
During her Legal Practice Course Gemma developed her interest in IP by completing her Professional Practice Dissertation on the EU’s patent system and its accessibility for businesses within to obtain and enforce patent protection. As a result of her dissertation and completing an additional elective in IP, Gemma was awarded her LLM (Master of Laws) in Professional Legal Practice. Gemma qualified as a solicitor on the 15th of May 2019.
Qualifications and Accolades
- BA(Hons) English Literature – University of Sheffield
- GDL – University of Law, Leeds
- LPC/LLM in Professional Legal Practice – University of Law, Leeds
“Gemma is Robinson Ralph’s go to IP lawyer. She is absolutely fantastic. She knows her stuff inside out, explains the law in plain English, turns work around quickly and is very personable. If we did IP law, I’d be trying to hire her. Highly recommended!”
– Simon Robinson, Robinson Ralph
“Gemma did a great job for us when we wanted a contact drawn up with terms and conditions. Her approach is fast, efficient and customer-focused. Repeat business is definitely coming her way.”
– Scott Solder, Executive Coach
“Having worked with Gemma in the past I have seen first hand how meticulous and capable she is as a legal representative. I would not hesitate to recommend Gemma if you have any IP issues.”
– Jonothan Scollen, Lyons Davidson Limited
“I worked with Gemma in the very early days of setting up my new (and very first) company. Gemma and the Virtuoso team worked with me to protect my company name and to develop good, solid terms and conditions. I’m not a legal person and can let myself feel intimidated by the subject and the jargon. But, Gemma and the team approachable, commercial, practical and speak in plain English. Everything was open and transparent, and great value for money. I wouldn’t hesitate in working with Gemma again or recommending her – she’s also a very nice and cheerful person to work with!”
– Angela Brown, Meteoric Marketing
To speak to Gemma, or for more information about how we can help you, call:
0113 237 9900