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Gemma Bath

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Gemma Bath

Head of Department

Residential Property

Gemma heads the Residential Property team, and acts on behalf of clients in relation to all of their private property requirements. She is based in our Ashford Office.

Gemma specialises in the acquisition and disposal of property across the South of England, and has considerable experience dealing with country houses and properties on private estates.

Gemma loves the fast paced nature of the property world and the relationships it enables her to build with clients and work providers alike. She offers a service tailored to her clients’ needs and wishes. Her emphasis is to progress matters as efficiently as possible and to provide clarity and regular updates to her clients (and work referrers) throughout the conveyancing transaction – the aim being to make that process as stress-free as possible for them. Many of her instructions come from friends or families of her clients who happily recommend her, citing her communication skills, hands-on approach, friendly manner and determination to achieve the best outcome.

Examples of matters Gemma has worked on include:
  • The acquisition of ultra high net worth properties in central London, including those valued at over £10 million.
  • Acting for clients on the acquisition and disposal of private and investment property in the South of England and beyond with a particular focus on country houses
  • Acquisition of a Grade I listed heritage building described as ‘one of England's great country houses’
  • Acquisitions and disposals of property on private estates, including those at Wentworth and St George’s Hill

Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and is a member of the Law Society, Conveyancing Quality Scheme and Women in Law. She obtained her LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent, before going on to complete her LPC at the College of Law, Guildford.

Residential Property


Gemma handles a wide range of property transactions including:


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Gemma went above and beyond for our case and I am forever grateful. I would not hesitate to recommend your services, and when family members move again, even if not near Ashford, we will be using your services.
Ms D Falce
I recently had the pleasure of working with Gemma on a recent sale. Throughout the process Gemma was incredible, she was able to keep a very cool head under what were very stressful circumstances for the sellers and myself as the supporting agent. Gemma was a constant source of advice, encouragement and was able to navigate the concerns that the buyers' solicitors raised. Ultimately we got a fantastic outcome for the sellers and I very much hope I get to work with Gemma again. I would happily recommend her services and would award her 5 out of 5.
Alistair Maclean, Dexters
I have been using the excellent services of Gemma Bath since 2011 and will continue to do in any future related sales. Gemma is professional, very pro active and her customer service is second to none. Wish there were more like her. I would certainly recommend her.
Kim Metcalf
Gemma successfully handled the sale of our London property and purchase of a flat in Hastings. The transactions should have been relatively straightforward but both the buyer's and vendor's solicitors made them unnecessarily complicated. When at times we felt stressed or anxious Gemma was always helpful and reassuring, and was calm and efficient throughout the entire process.
Jonathan White
We have employed Gemma on two occasions. Both times she was thorough, had good attention to detail, and was very professional. This provided reassurance for all of us and we felt we were in very capable hands. Gemma is also a very pleasant person, friendly and helpful and gave us all the time necessary during meetings to reassure us that all matters were in hand. We would have no hesitation in recommending Gemma’s work and hope to employ her again in the future.
Peter & June Collins
Thank you so much for everything you have done. It has been a pleasure to buy a home thanks to your help. And I will definitely suggest you to friends.
We felt we were treated very well. Any questions we had were answered very promptly especially given Covid19. We have recently recommended you to a close family friend.
Sonya Welsh
Gemma is always professional, approachable, thorough and generous with excellent advice. When you haven't moved location in 24yrs, as I hadn't, you need someone you are confident has all the necessary experience and skills as well as being such a lovely person. If I need any future legal advice, I will definitely contact Gemma.
Sue Cooke
You have been great support the whole way especially with all the issues we have had. It’s made such a difference to have good solicitors see it through and keep in contact the whole way. Amazing customer service and client satisfaction from me. I will be highly recommending your firm and you both to all I know for their future purchases.
It is very rare in buying and selling houses to say at the end of the process "well that went smoothly with no real issues or problems" but that is what I said and it was largely down to Girlings, so a massive Thank you.
I very much appreciate the work you did on my behalf and also the very efficient way in which it was carried out. Also thank you for your kindness towards me.