Gemma Vines is joining Family Law Partners as a senior associate in July. She qualified at Atkins Hope LLP in 2008, where amongst other things, she was responsible for setting up and developing the Child Abduction practice.

Prior to joining FLP, Gemma worked for four years as a senior associate at Wedlake Bell LLP in the City. Gemma has been described by her referee, Stephen Jarmain of Counsel at 1KBW (who has just been led in the Supreme Court case of Owens) as a lawyer whose 'integrity is unassailable, who fights for her clients but who also has the maturity and insight to understand the value to clients of a negotiated and agreed solution. Her intellect is balanced by common sense and pragmatism.'