Gemma Dudley > HCR Hewitsons > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

HCR Hewitsons
50-60 Station Road


Legal Director


Gemma specialises in both contentious and non-contentious planning law, including planning applications and appeals, certificates of lawfulness, highways and planning agreements and enforcement matters. She also has experience of bringing and defending High Court challenges, including Judicial Review, and regularly undertakes advocacy at public inquiries. Gemma also advises in relation to the compulsory acquisition of land and liquor and gaming licence applications.


Gemma read law at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University before completing her legal practice course at the College of Law in London. She trained as a solicitor at Nabarro in London, qualifying into their planning team in September 2003. Gemma joined Hewitsons’ Planning and Environment Team in February 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Planning and environment

(Leading individuals)

Gemma DudleyHCR Hewitsons

The planning, highways and environment practice at HCR Hewitsons provides ‘a tailored service from a very polite and helpful team‘. The firm handles large-scale residential and mixed use development projects across East Anglia and beyond, and it has a broad landowner client base that includes farmers, investment owners and landed estates. Gemma Dudley is the key practitioner in Cambridge and she provides ‘clear, thoughtful advice which delivers practical solutions to complex issues‘. She acted for Hill Residential Limited in the negotiation of a Section 106 Agreement for an appeal in relation to a development of 576 dwellings in Stevenage. Senior associate Brendon Lee is ‘a true credit to the profession and a valuable asset‘.