Gemma White

Year of Call: 2009
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Telephone: 01962 868884

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Sexual offences

Gemma's practice encompasses the full range of sexual offences.

She has experience of representing the police in civil proceedings in applications for Sexual Harm Prevention orders and Sexual Risk Orders.

Recent cases of note

  • R v E (2018) Portsmouth Crown Court. Allegations of attempted Rape and Sexual Assault by an uncle on his niece. Case stopped following successful submission of no case to answer
  • Operation Mespohere R v M (2018) Southampton Crown Court: 17 year old defendant charged with gang rape together with three others. Several counts dismissed at half time and acquittal secured
  • R v K (2018) Portsmouth Youth Court: 12 year old charged with inciting 5 year-old sibling into sexual activity. Prosecution offered no evidence following legal arguments on admissibility of evidence
  • R v W (2018) Bournemouth Crown Court: historic allegations of rape and indecent assault by complainant’s father
  • R v H (2017) Southampton Crown Court: Historic allegations of indecent assault by grandfather on two granddaughters
  • R v T (2017) Portsmouth Crown Court: inciting a child into sexual activity. Instructed Defence Counsel
  • R v M (2017) Bournemouth Crown Court: Sexual Assault - Prosecuting Counsel
  • R v E (2017) Southampton Crown Court; Indecent Images - Defendant in possession of and distributing close to 1 million images across all categories - Defence Counsel - suspended sentence imposed
  • R v P (2015) Portsmouth Crown Court: Prosecuting Counsel in Sexual Assault where the complainant had learning difficulties and significant vulnerabilities.
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Academic qualifications

  • LLB Law with French (Hons) 2.1 - University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Certificate in European Political Studies - Université de Robert Schuman, Strasbourg
  • Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) BPP Holborn
  • LLM Sports Law and Practice (Distinction) - De Montfort University Leicester

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Grade 2 Prosecutor

Professional bodies

  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit
  • Inn: Inner Temple

Direct Access

Gemma White is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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