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Gemma Reading, Paralegal (GCILEx) at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Gemma is an associate in the family law team in Guildford. She advises on all areas of family law arising from the breakdown of relationships, whether couples are married or cohabiting, including divorce and financial settlements, private children law matters, injunctions and enforcement cases. She strives to use alternative dispute resolution as a means to settle the difficulties faced by her clients.

Working alongside the partners and senior associates in the team, she acts for a number of high net worth individuals in cases involving complex issues and overseas assets.

Gemma is a committee member of Young Surrey Resolution and a member of Resolution, organisations which focus on resolving family law matters collaboratively. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper as a paralegal in 2015 and subsequently achieved a distinction in her Legal Practice Course. She qualified as a solicitor in 2018.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting on complex finance cases involving high net worth individuals, often with overseas assets.
  • Supporting a senior member of the team on a case involving EU Maintenance Regulations.
  • Assisting on a case involving an urgent relocation of a child and expedited divorce proceedings.

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