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Gemma Nicholls-Webber, Senior Associate

Gemma Nicholls-Webber

Senior Associate

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"Gemma made what is a very difficult time, much less so and I really appreciate that."


Gemma is a senior associate in the family team, and has specialised in financial matters and arrangements for children for over 10 years. Gemma’s work has been recognised by the Legal 500 and the high calibre of her work means she is one of their recommended ‘Next Generation’ lawyers. Her clients regularly include business owners and directors, investment property owners, academics, teachers, medical professionals, those involved in the rural sector and members of the uniformed services (such as military and police).

She supports her clients with advice where they feel able to discuss matters with their former partner, either through mediation or direct conversations.

Gemma believes her clients benefit from her constructive way of dealing with matters and so has been a member of Resolution (previously the Solicitors Family Law Association) since 2006. She trained at Freeths, when it was known as Henmans, both in Oxford and Woodstock, and has been with the family team in Oxford since qualification.

Learn more about our Family Law services

Legal Services

Family Law

Gemma has extensive experience in achieving successful financial settlements for her clients, particularly where there are complicating factors such as businesses, inherited wealth and overseas assets, on separation or divorce.

She also specialises in working with parents to put in place practical and legal arrangements for their children on separation and divorce. Gemma is known for her wide range of clients, from high net worth individuals to those with more modest assets.

Cases

  • Completed an international financial settlement involving assets such as properties in England and Belgium and a substantial European Commission pension.
  • Obtained order in contested proceedings at Royal Courts of Justice for divorce to be dealt with in her client’s country of origin under Sharia law, so saving his overseas inheritance rights.
  • Protected client’s farming partnership interest (and family home) from claims in negotiated financial settlement.

Pre & Postnuptial Agreements

Gemma frequently advises clients wishing to protect their wealth by way of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, approaching these documents with sensitivity and developing them so that they provide support for the relationship.

Click here to download our print-out guide to Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Cases

  • Advised client in pre-nuptial agreement involving international and business assets.

How to get a Divorce

Every client’s situation is unique and Gemma tailors her approach to every case. Some cases need firm court proceedings, but many of her cases are settled using alternative options, such as negotiation between solicitors.

Gemma has extensive experience in achieving successful financial settlements for her clients, particularly where there are complicating factors such as businesses, inherited wealth and overseas assets, on separation or divorce.

Click here to download our Divorce FAQ

Cases

  • Obtained order in contested proceedings at Royal Courts of Justice for divorce to be dealt with in her client’s country of origin under Sharia law, so saving his overseas inheritance rights.

How do I resolve the financial issues?

If you have to resolve financial issues, we have a detailed guide to separately explain that process.

Click here to find out how to sort out your finances

Cases

  • Achieved a final financial settlement structured commercially and practically to her client’s advantage in a case involving multiple investment properties, business assets and inherited wealth – without court proceedings.

Pensions & Divorce

Gemma can advise on pensions and divorce.

What if I have to go to court?

If you are dealing with issues in court, Gemma can advise on what factors the court would take into account.

Click here to download our full guide to going to court

Arrangements for Children

Gemma has specialised in financial matters and arrangements for children for over 10 years.

Click here to download our Arrangements for Children print-out guide

Cases

  • Secured a Child Arrangements Order for the children live with the father full time in contested court proceedings involving addiction and serious safeguarding incidents (previously known as a residence and contact or access order).

Taking a Child Abroad

Gemma provides pragmatic advice where there are issues about the time the children spend with each parent or an intended relocation within the UK or abroad – with the aim of minimising the possibility for future conflict where possible.

Click here to download our guide to taking a child abroad

School Appeals

We can guide you through the process, form completion and preparation for the hearing to ensure your best possible case is presented to the tribunal.

Child Maintenance & Appeals

Sorting out the financial consequences arising from divorce can be difficult and confusing. There have been various attempts to simplify the system and improve the quality of the service given to families through the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). However, calculating payments isn’t always straightforward.

Click here to find out more about how child maintenance is calculated

Making a Will after Divorce

If you are in the process of getting divorced or your civil partnership dissolved, we would always recommend that you discuss whether it is appropriate for you to either update your Will or make a new Will if you do not have one.

 

Sectors

Farms & Estates

Gemma is passionate about the rural economy. She is a farmer’s daughter and committee member of one of the largest farmers markets in the country, supporting local producers, and she regularly attends Agricultural Law Association events.

Cases

  • Protected client’s farming partnership interest (and family home) from claims in negotiated financial settlement.

 

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To contact Gemma or for more information…

Call: 0845 404 1714
Or email: Send an email

 

Testimonials

“Very professional, yet friendly and approachable.”


“I felt well advised throughout and was particularly impressed by her manner.”


“I feel very lucky to have had Gemma as my legal team.”


“Gemma made what is a very difficult time, much less so and I really appreciate that.”


“Gemma is excellent. I am so pleased with how my case has gone and it is thanks to Gemma. Her help and support has been fantastic and has got us all through this.”


“I always felt very secure in her hands.”


“Very easy to work with.”


“Very helpful and efficient”.

(The Legal 500, 2019)

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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