Gemma is a Solicitor in our Professional Regulatory team. She is responsible for supervising fitness to practise investigations for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Main areas of practice
Gemma conducts fitness to practise investigations on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Investigations may involve allegations of misconduct, and lack of competence. The investigation process involves a review of substantial documentation; drafting and implementing an investigation strategy; interviewing witnesses; drafting witness statements; and preparing a client advice in order to recommend potential draft charges, to be used in any future hearings.
Gemma handles fitness to practise investigations on behalf of our client the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Gemma has worked on a number of high profile cases of public interest including:
- A death in prison involving seven registrants
- A death within a mental health unit involving five registrants
- Wide-ranging allegations in respect of a care home owner
Gemma graduated from Cardiff University in 2007 in Law and Politics. She then worked for a year as a Paralegal in the RTA/EL/PL team at Hugh James, before returning to Cardiff University to complete the Bar Vocational Course, following which she started work as a Paralegal at New Law LLP in their Claimant Industrial Disease team.
Gemma initially joined the company as a Paralegal between 2012 and 2013 working on both the Credit Hire and Professional Regulatory teams, when she cross-qualified as a Solicitor and commenced employment at BLM in the Defendant Industrial Disease team.
Gemma returned to the company in 2015 as a Solicitor on the Professional Regulatory team.