Miss Gemma Taylor QC > 42 Bedford Row > London, England > Lawyer Profile

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row

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Gemma practises family law, primarily public law care and adoption proceedings for local authorities, parents, children and Guardians. She has experience of the most difficult cases that involve complex medical evidence and serious injuries.


Gemma has extensive experience of all areas of private law family work. She has acted for Local Authorities in the Court of Protection.

In addition she advises and acts in judicial review applications in matters concerning Local authority responsibilities, Leaving Care provisions and in cases involving adults under a disability.

Gemma regularly gives seminars that have included topics ranging from the human rights implications of disclosure of information about children, public law assessments, special guardianship, publicity in care cases, assessing parents with a learning disability, challenging decisions about foster placements and the division of responsibility between courts and local authorities.


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Association of Lawyers for Children


Queen Mary College London. LLB 1986

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Gemma Taylor QC42 Bedford RowIs a formidable opponent because she is always well prepared. She knows her case and understands her clients. She has a knowledge of the law that is second to none.

42 Bedford Row is ‘exceptionally experienced’ in this area. The members are ‘approachable and easy to work with’. The set is especially known for its public law children work and its private law practice continues to grow.  It is a ‘great chambers with a good selection of experienced and well-respected family barristers‘. Gemma Taylor QC  has a track record of work involving some allegations of some of the most serious child abuse possible, while Katie Phillips has been instructed in diplomatically-sensitive international child law proceedings.