Gemma Taylor

SENIOR COSTS DRAFTSMAN & ADVOCATE

Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Clinical Negligence Advocate

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0161 804 6138

Gemma brings over a decade of combined Costs experience to MRN. Having been called to the Bar in October 2006, Gemma deals with vastly complex and high value matters in her role as Senior Costs Draftsman and Advocate.

Gemma’s breadth of experience has heightened her specialisation in advocacy. With her fierce fighting spirit, she refuses to settle for anything less than the best for her clients. Her profound mantra of “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” shines brightly in all of her work as she meticulously reviews each case until she knows it inside out.

Her advocacy triumphs are of abundance and include Detailed Assessments hearings across the Country as well as CCMC’s in regional Courts and in specialist courts including the Technology & Construction Court and the Chancery Division of the High Court. Gemma was also involved in a matter at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding a highly complex and unusual property dispute claim concerning units in a condominium complex in the Bahamas involving multiple claimants. Although the damages were relatively modest, the costs associated with the matter were extensive and required a comprehensive understanding of Bahamian costs procedures. In two recent Clinical Negligence cases, the Defendant sought an oral review of everything following prior Provisional Assessments. In both Oral Hearings, Gemma was successful in having the Court stand by every decision made at the Provisional Assessments with nothing reduced.

Beyond her advocacy role, Gemma is also involved in preparing Points of Dispute and Points in Reply and engages in negotiations. Furthermore, as a result of her profuse feats, Gemma travels the country to host seminars on behalf of MRN, sharing her timely insights and expertise on legal developments within each sector.

Similar to her advocacy style is her approach with clients. She prides herself on honesty and open communication, taking the time to build trusting relationships with her clients. By doing so, Gemma is able to discover what is important to each client to tailor her approach to match their individual needs and genuinely prove that their costs are being staunchly fought for. Gemma has many accomplishments, but her advocacy successes stand out as her greatest strength.

Outside of the bustle of the office, Gemma is kept on her feet with her two young sons! If she can find a spare moment, you’ll find her with her family in North Wales, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand!