I am currently on Maternity Leave.
I completed my legal studies in 2006 and have been working in family law since, gaining experience in all areas of family law including:
Before joining McMillan Williams, I managed a small firm in Cambridgeshire and have also been the Head of the Family Department at a firm based in Surrey.
I have acted in a number of high net worth cases, securing significant settlements for my clients. I also have vast experience of successfully representing clients in cases concerning children.
I am a keen and competent advocate.
I provide realistic advice with a friendly and professional approach and guide my clients through the legal process, striving to achieve the best result for them.
"My wife left the family home with our children on an ordinary Saturday in February. On the Monday morning, a divorce petition arrived, which left me confused, saddened and desperate. My instinct was to try and work things out, but soon realised that this was not an option. Against my better judgement, I sought out the services of a local firm and found Gemma Hastewell and her team at MW Solicitors in Reigate.
Gemma was reassuring and practical, which gave me some peace of mind during a particularly turbulent and stressful time. Throughout a very difficult divorce, she was the rare constant and voice of quiet reassurance. Always fair and reasonable, this tone would be reflected in the volumes of correspondence with the Other Side, numerous phone conversations and ultimately the 2 court appearances – the children and the financial directions hearing at The Family Court in High Holborn.
Our position, which we adopted from the start - that we should meet aggression and greed with reason and calm - was clearly the correct one, and was ultimately rewarded by the 2 consent orders we negotiated. The final outcomes were more than I could have anticipated or hoped for, and I owe this entirely to Gemma and her quiet, determined, professional and reasonable attitude throughout what in the end was a mercifully short process."
Thank You Gemma & Team! - Mr D, Surrey