We’re delighted to welcome back Associate Solicitor Gemma Ritchie after a period of maternity leave. Gemma, a key member of our Commercial Law Services team, specialises in corporate transactional work and commercial contracts.
Company & Commercial Partner Mark Williams said: “Gemma is highly respected in her field by peers and clients alike. After bringing baby Phoebe into the world, it’s fantastic to welcome Gemma back to the team and the firm.”
Gemma’s practice includes share/asset sales and purchases and providing corporate restructuring advice across a wide range of sectors. She also regularly prepares and negotiates commercial contracts, including terms and conditions of business, contracts for the sale of goods and services, intellectual property agreements, franchise agreements, agency and distribution agreements, shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements.
In addition, Gemma deals with company law and share schemes (in particular enterprise management incentive schemes) and she provides independent legal advice to guarantors and mortgagors.
After graduating in law from Warwick University, Gemma joined Gaby Hardwicke as a trainee solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor with the firm and joined our Eastbourne-based Company & Commercial department in 2012.