Gemma Whitchurch

Gemma Whitchurch

Family Lawyer, Senior Associate
Family & Children

Tel: 0121 700 1400
Office: Sheldon

About Gemma Whitchurch

Gemma has practised exclusively in Family Law since 2008.  She has advised on all aspects of family law from divorce, finances, children matters, adoption, surrogacy, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, domestic violence and emergency remedies.

Gemma has worked with clients from all backgrounds and deal with many difficult circumstances. She has considerable experience in cases where domestic abuse is an issue. She is an ally of our LGBTQ community and has represented clients on same sex marriage/dissolution and in complex children matters.

What our clients say

"Gemma & Karen were both brilliant, responsive, knowledgeable and calmer than me! ...Thank you!" Mr Ian Robert Clarke 

Types of Law used

  • Family Law: divorce, financial remedy, cohabitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, private law children and surrogacy.

Career History

  • Senior Associate, Sydney Mitchell LLP - June 2021
  • Associate, Sydney Mitchell LLP - April 2020
  • Associate, Irwin Mitchell - July 2013 - April 2020
  • Assistant Solicitor, Family Law Group - March 2012 - April 2013
  • Assistant Solicitor, Langleys Solicitors LLP - Sept 2006 - March 2012

Conferences and Seminars

Gemma has co-hosted webinars on family law including issues in surrogacy.


  • College of Law, York – Legal practice Course – Distinction
  • University of Leeds 2:1 Law LLB
  • Nottingham Girls High School

Memberships and Offices held

Member of Resolution

Other Important Positions

Gemma has sat on the board of trustees for several charities, gaining considerable experience in business and people management.

Interests and Hobbies

Gemma is married with two young daughters who keep her on her toes. She is a runner (weather and time permitting) and a keen baker of sweet treats.

UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme