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Gemma Brannigan

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Gemma is a leading healthcare lawyer, a solicitor advocate and Assistant Coroner for West London. She specialises in hearings, inquests, inquiries and investigations across the medical and social care sectors. She represents a wide range of clients at inquests including NHS Trusts, care homes, private companies and those supplying medical services in prison and police custody. She has notable expertise in complex medical deaths heard by a jury and cases where Article 2 ECHR is engaged. Gemma also advises and provides representation in the High Court and Court of Protection in relation to capacity, best interests, serious medical treatment and deprivation of liberty. Gemma advises in relation to healthcare regulatory hearings (having previously worked at the General Medical Council). She also advises where there is criminal investigation in relation to corporate or gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice, or a Health & Safety Executive investigation. As a Coroner she has conducted inquests into deaths involving construction companies, road traffic incidents, missing persons and drug interactions, including with a jury.


Called to the Bar 2004. Admitted to the Roll of solicitors 2009; Higher Rights of Audience (civil) 2011.
General Medical Council 2005 – 2007, Hill Dickinson 2007 – 2010, Capsticks 2010 – 2017, appointed partner 2015; joined Clyde & Co 2017; appointed Assistant Coroner for West London 2014.


Inner Temple
The Law Society

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Clyde & Co LLP has a full-service healthcare offering that is praised for its 'thorough knowledge' and ability to achieve 'successful results'. The practice represents healthcare professionals in negligence claims, fatal accident inquiries, inquests, internal disciplinary, criminal and regulatory proceedings. The practice is 'rapidly responsive and leaves no stone unturned in protecting the client’s interest'. The arrival of Gemma Brannigan from Capsticks LLP and Judith Duffin from BLM has strengthened the team, which is headed by Claire Petts, who specialises in brain injury and obstetric claims of maximum severity or complexity. She is described as a 'titan who takes no prisoners and gets the best results for her clients'. Also recommended is Sam Holden, who is 'excellent with clients' and has 'good judgement'.

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