Gemma McGee
  • Outstanding – the best criminal defence chambers in the UK.

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  • 25 Bedford Row is a set that understands the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with those who instruct it.

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  • The barristers are strong from top to bottom. It deserves its reputation as one of the very top sets in criminal law.

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  • The clerks room are the backbone of chambers. They are without doubt second-to-none. They never let you down, are always your back-up. I would be lost without them.

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  • The clerks offer an excellent service and when issues do arise the contact is timely and realistic with a solution to the problem already on hand. Very impressive clerking team.

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  • The clerking team, led by Guy Williams is second to none. All of the clerks go out of their way to ensure that instructing chambers is smooth and goes without issue. The ‘out of hours service’ provided is also exceptional and a member of the clerking teams can be contacted 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

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  • All of the clerks go out of their way to ensure that instructing chambers is smooth and goes without issue. 

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  • The ‘out of hours service’ provided is also exceptional and a member of the clerking teams can be contacted 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

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  • The clerks are completely on the ball. They simply understand what a solicitor wants from a set of chambers. They guarantee exceptional service in terms of the Counsel that they are able to offer, and the service that they, as a Chambers, should offer over and above that. 

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  • The clerks offer an excellent service and when issues do arise the contact is timely and realistic with a solution to the problem already on hand. Very impressive clerking team.

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  • The clerks are professional and reliable.

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  • The quality of clerking is held by some to be “second to none” amongst criminal sets.

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  • They offer a combination of good clerking, that is led by the respected Guy Williams, and good counsel.

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  • Immediately approachable, and always very accommodating.

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  • They attract further plaudits for their reliability and efficiency, and for "bringing order to what otherwise could be a chaotic existence."

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  • When they deal with instructing solicitors, it's with respect.

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  • The clerks’ are professional and reliable.

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  • The quality of clerking is held by some to be “second to none” amongst criminal sets.

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  • They offer a combination of good clerking and good counsel.

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Gemma McGee

Junior Practice Clerk

September 2018 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Junior Practice Clerk
May 2017 - September 2018: 2 Bedford Row, Junior Clerk
June 2015 - May 2017: 187 Fleet Street, Junior Clerk

Gemma began her career in clerking as a junior clerk at a set specialising in criminal law. She has progressed steadily in her professional career as a clerk and joined our chambers in September 2018 to continue her development. Gemma works within our team of clerks, assisting with diary and case management for junior tenants and pupils, providing a first class service to our client base.

Gemma has recently achieved her BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Chambers Administration. This qualification certifies competence as a junior barrister's clerk.

Gemma is a member of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks and also of Women in Criminal Law.

Outside of chambers, Gemma loves socialising and spending time with friends and family.

25 Bedford Row is "unrivalled as a criminal defence set" housing "counsel with vast talent" and a track record of handling prominent publicly-funded cases, alongside a range of privately funded matters.

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