“Jemma Garside is always approachable, providing thoughtful and valuable insight. I have been impressed with her people skills and technical knowledge."

Legal 500 UK 2022

Jemma Garside is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team specialising in Court of Protection work. She joined Kingsley Napley in January 2021.

Jemma’s practice involves supporting professional and lay deputies for individuals who do not have capacity to manage their property and financial affairs. This includes assisting them with complex applications to the Court of Protection for approval to purchase properties, statutory wills and making gifts. She also supports them with complying with their legal obligations as a Deputy including management of their finances, adaptations to properties, care planning and best interests decision making. She has a particular interest in cases where issues relating to health and welfare arise, including assisting individuals with making an application to the Court to become a health and welfare deputy.

The majority of Jemma’s work involves advising those who have suffered personal injury due to an accident or medical negligence and she also assists those who do have capacity with the preparation and management of Personal Injury Trusts.

The private client team at Kingsley Napley supports a wide range of client’s; from those who have suffered a catastrophic injury due to medical negligence to those who have lost capacity as a result of a mental illness. Jemma enjoys building up relationships with her clients as she recognises that it is essential to understand their individual wishes, needs and preferences in order to provide them with the best possible advice and assistance.

When training to qualify as a Solicitor in 2012 Jemma worked in the areas of Family, Mental Health and Community Care law. She feels that this experience has contributed to her well-rounded understanding and knowledge of the needs of her clients and their families.

Professional societies and memberships

  • Law Society
  • Professional Deputies Forum – Jemma is a member of the Working Group

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