Gemma is a partner in the firm. She has a very strong practice, specialising in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial provision on divorce and arrangements for children. Gemma is frequently instructed in complex and high net worth cases and often acts against “Magic Circle”, central London firms. She has also worked on a number of cases with an international element.
Gemma’s objective is to provide clear, easy to understand advice in a straightforward manner. She is solution-orientated and works with clients to achieve a negotiated settlement wherever possible. Clients praise her commitment to fighting their corner and achieving the best outcome possible for them.
Gemma is a Cambridge graduate who spent the first ten years of her career at leading family law firm, Withers, before moving to Jones Nickolds in September 2014.
Gemma is named in Chambers & Partners:
where she is highlighted for her ability to “deal with tricky cases” and described as “bright and sensible with great experience” (2017)
and as a “supremely capable” lawyer with experience in handling both financial remedy work linked to divorces, as well as acting on children-related disputes (2018).
Gemma is rated in Legal 500:
The ‘excellent’ Gemma Irving was made partner in January 2017 (2017).
“Gemma understood my needs from the outset and kept my costs down whilst delivering a first class service. She was friendly, approachable, very knowledgeable and gave me advice based on my case and not just what I wanted to hear. Gemma has been on hand through what can only be described as one of the worst times of my life. Without her assistance my case undoubtedly would have gone in a terrible direction. Gemma has taken the stress out of my divorce with her caring and common sense approach. I can’t thank her enough and would have no hesitation in recommending her!”.(March 2017)