Gemma Burns

  • Year of Call 2005

Instruct Gemma

Introduction

Introduction

Gemma is a clear and persuasive advocate who inspires confidence in both lay and professional clients. She has been described as tenacious and determined by those who instruct and is absolutely committed to achieving the best result in each and every case. Her client care is, in the words of an instructing solicitor: "second to none". Indeed much of her work results from recommendation from those she has previously represented.

Gemma has also practised as a Solicitor with duty status and higher rights and is qualified to represent clients from police station interview through to trial. Further experience includes representation at Parole Hearings, Adjudications and Mental Health Review Tribunals including s.37/41 cases. 

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

SEXUAL OFFENCES
R v F (2017) (Preston Crown Court)
R v M (2016) (Basildon Crown Court)
R v L J (2016) (Caernarfon Crown Court)

PWITS Class A
R v A (2016) (Central Criminal Court)
R v G (2010) (Winchester Crown Court)

FIREARMS
R v I (2012) (Snaresbrook Crown Court)
R v H (2012) (Snaresbrook Crown Court)

ARSON
R v Ba (2012) (Central Criminal Court)

GBH
R v I & Otrs (2017) (Birmingham Crown Court)
R v S (2016) (Blackfriars Crown Court)
R v F (2013) (Snaresbrook Crown Court)
R v A (2012) (Snaresbrook Crown Court)

LONDON RIOTS / VIOLENT DISORDER
R v H (2011) (Wood Green Crown Court)
R v H (2011) (Inner London Crown Court)

FRAUD
R v F (2016) (Blackfriars Crown Court)
R v J (2012) (Inner London Crown Court)
R v V (2012) (Wood Green Crown Court)

Memberships

Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Criminal Bar Association

Qualifications

Qualifications

LL.B. Hons. (Lond.)
BVC (ICSL)

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Middle Temple Scholar – Jules Thorn
CBA Bursary Award
SEC Keble Advanced Advocacy and Vulnerable Witness Facilitator

Direct Access

Direct Access

Gemma is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Gemma on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk. .