Gemma Gillet< Go Back
Gemma has considerable experience as an advocate in the Crown Court. In recent years she has applied the skills unique to a criminal advocate to the area of Regulatory and Professional Discipline Law with great success. She appears regularly at hearings before a wide range of professional bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council and the Teaching Agency. She has extensive experience of working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
She also appears on behalf of individuals and organisations at Coroners’ Inquests.
Gemma currently lectures in Tort and Land Law at BPP on a freelance basis. She has also taught Criminal Litigation on the BPTC at the College of Law.
Kingsley Napley, Regulatory and Professional Discipline Department Blake Lapthorn, Regulatory Department
Regulatory and Professional Discipline
Gemma has gained considerable experience in this field in both investigating and presenting fitness to practise allegations. She is regularly instructed in relation to issues of complicated lack of competence in highly specialised areas (for example biomedical scientists) and serious allegations of misconduct (sexual assault, fraud etc). Gemma has advised regulatory bodies on matters of procedure and evidence and she also appears on behalf of these clients at the High Court
Gemma has been instructed to represent the interests of individuals and organisations in highly sensitive Inquests. She has represented a number of Local Authorities when individuals have died in their care. She has been praised for her delicate handling of such tragic events in particular under the scrutiny of press reporters. She is able to offer guidance and support throughout the process.
Gemma provides advice and advocacy services to Local Authorities in all areas of criminal proceedings, including trading standards prosecutions, benefit frauds, Education Act offences, planning enforcement and environmental health prosecutions.
She also appears before licensing committees and on appeal and provides advice on all issues arising from the 2003 Act.
Gemma defends and prosecutes in the Crown Court. Recent instructions include; robbery, sexual assaults, supply of drugs, possession of indecent images of children and all general offences of violence.
She has developed a particular expertise in dealing with the interplay between the Mental Health Act and the criminal justice system, defending those who often unfortunately fall in between the two.