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Gemma Purt

Head of Department

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.

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Gemma joined Girlings in November 2016 and heads the Family Law team. She is committed to providing advice in clear, effective language and to achieving a fair settlement for her clients. Gemma is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.

Head of Family Law, 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.

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.

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Gemma Purt is a standout family practitioner combining genuine warmth and empathy with natural competence and efficiency.
Legal 500
I would like to thank you very much for all your help and support during this extremely difficult time in my life.
Amanda Grieve
Great outcome and thank you for your advice and patience
Andy Chappell
Thank you for your help and assistance with all that has gone into my divorce process.
Jonathan Allen
I would like to thank you, Gemma, for everything you have done to help us through this process
Susan Goodall
Gemma was as always very helpful & professional in our dealings. She also went beyond her remit to ensure I didn't miss a deadline in the matter at hand. Really grateful for all her support.
Mr Alimi
Very polite, easy to talk to. Would use in the future if I need to.
E Suart
Thank you to yourself and your team for everything regarding my case, and getting this across the line with such a tight deadline. I wish you all the best for the future and now I can finally enjoy mine.
The level of service was excellent at all times.
Gemma was professional, sympathetic and patient what else could we ask for?
Mr & 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.
You and Girlings were very professional and your advice was priceless in my situation.
Eliot Upton
Many thanks for all your assistance over the last 18 months. I’m not sure I could have continued if I hadn’t had you to guide me through the process.
Please accept my thanks in all the help and advice you have given me both recently and in the past.
I would like to thank you for all your help