Gemma Purt


What My Clients Have Said

Very polite, easy to talk to.  Would use in the future if I need to.  E Suart

The level of service was excellent at all times.

Gemma was professional, sympathetic and patient what else could we ask for? Mr and Mrs Poulter

I don't think your service can be improved, it was excellent. Mr Madden

Thank you for all you have done for us, if I require help in future I would definitely use you and do/will recommend you to other people. Laura Wilkins

Thank you for your professionalism and support which I have appreciated. Mrs Bazin

I have been very impressed with the legal advice given, and subsequently the letter sent from Girlings has resulted in a positive result. Mrs Browne

You and Girlings were very professional and your advice was priceless in my situation. Eliot Upton

Family Law
Family Law

Gemma works in our Canterbury office and specialises in all areas of Family Law.  She has been accredited by the Law Society as a specialist family solicitor.

Meet Gemma Purt, Family Law Solicitor: 


Gemma joined Girlings in November 2016 and specialises in Family Law. She is committed to providing advice in clear, effective language and to achieving a fair settlement for her clients.

Gemma is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals committed to helping their clients reach a fair solution quickly and cost-effectively.  She has also achieved Law Society family panel membership. With mental health issues high on the agenda in many Family Law cases, she has over 10 years’ previous experience of representing patients in proceedings under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) as a Law Society Mental Health panel member.

Gemma has built up a wealth of experience in all aspects of Family Law and understands the difficulties faced by clients when a relationship breaks down.  She is an experienced solicitor who is known for her excellent client relations. 

Family Law Divorce

My specialisms

Gemma’s specialisms include:

  • Divorce proceedings and separation
  • Advice and agreements for cohabiting couples and resolution of issues between former cohabitees
  • Civil Partnership breakdown
  • Children matters - including child arrangements and applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce settlements - financial provision, including pensions on divorce
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Schedule 1 Children Act applications - financial provision for children where parents are not married.

Gemma is committed to providing advice in clear, effective language and to achieving a fair settlement for her clients.


Gemma completed her law degree on a part-time basis whilst working in a local law firm where she subsequently completed her training contract.  She graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury and qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.  She remained working at the same local firm until October 2016.



Commitment Without Compromise