Gem specialises in professional regulatory, health and safety, and business regulatory and compliance. Gem acts on behalf of a range of different clients, including individuals, businesses and regulators.
Main areas of practice
Gem regularly advises on professional disciplinary matters involving health and social care professionals, preparing matters for hearings where relevant.
Gem presents cases before interim order panels, and sits as legal advisor.
Gem acts on behalf of both regulatory bodies and individuals.
Gem also advises in relation to the criminal and regulatory aspects of health and safety; health and social care; food safety; environmental; and product safety.
Gem acts on behalf of both individual and corporate defendants.
Gem manages fitness to practise investigations on behalf of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
She also acts on behalf of the HCPC in relation to both interim order reviews and interim order extension applications to the High Court.
Gem acts on behalf of Social Care Wales (SCW) in interim order applications and reviews. Gem also prepares SCW matters for a final hearing, and has represented SCW before the Care Standards Tribunal.
Gem has advised a high-profile client in respect of travel exemption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gem has advised a number of start-up businesses in the area of food regulation.
Gem graduated from Cardiff University in 2007 in Law and Politics before returning to Cardiff University to complete the Bar Vocational Course in 2008.
Gem initially joined the company as a Paralegal working on both the Credit Hire and Professional Regulatory teams, when she cross-qualified as a Solicitor in 2012, and commenced employment at BLM in the Defendant Industrial Disease team.
Gem returned to Blake Morgan in 2015 as a Solicitor on the Regulatory team.
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Gem has sat as legal advisor to both suitability committees and investigating committees.
- Gem has advised a high-profile client in respect of the law relating to travel exemptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gem has advised a number of small businesses in the area of food regulation.
Insights by Gem
We take a look at what is understood to be the first case involving a solicitor being struck off for non-criminal sexual conduct in the workplace.Read More
We look at an appeal in the context of family proceedings involving a child (Z), addressing when information from such cases may be disclosed to a regulator, for the purposes...Read More
Following approval from the Legal Services Board on 19 April 2023, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued updated guidance, "to help law firms and those who work for them...Read More