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Gemma White

Year of Call: 2009
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 01962 868884

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Clerk Details

  • Clerk Name: Stuart Pringle
  • Clerk Telephone: 01962 868 884
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]


Gemma is passionate about sport and has begun to develop her practice in this niche area. She holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Sports Law and Practice at De Montfort University, and is a member of the British Association of Sport and the Law. Gemma is regularly invited to contribute articles on sporting matters for LawinSport.

She has particular experience in disciplinary matters and has advised governing bodies; she has advised a local FA on diverse Equality Act matters, including ethics, safeguarding and transgender policy. She has experience of anti-doping and has appeared before the UK national anti doping Tribunal; she acted pro bono on behalf of an athlete in the first contested anti-doping case under the revised 2015 WADA Code.

Gemma has appeared before the FA Disciplinary tribunal representing both player and club in relation to allegations of racist conduct; following a contested hearing both the sportsman and club were cleared of all alleged charges.

Gemma has sat on the Appeal Tribunal for British Gymnastics and was a member of the Panel that heard the appeal against sanction by the Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith in 2016.

Gemma is keen to continue to develop her practice in all areas of sports law and accepts instructions across the board in regulatory and commercial cases.

  • Articles
    • The Best of intentions: what Best v. BHA has taught us about appearance of bias & sufficiency of reasons

      The Best of intentions: what Best v. BHA has taught us about appearance of bias & sufficiency of reasons by Gemma White

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  • Recommendations

    Legal 500 2024/Crime (General and Fraud)/ Leading Juniors/ Western Circuit

    ‘particular strength lies in the cross-examination of young or vulnerable witnesses’

    'Whether prosecuting or defending, she is particularly adept at dealing with cases of the utmost sensitivity. She is always on top of her brief and combines intellect with a common sense approach.'

    Legal 500 2023/Crime (General and Fraud)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit

    'Gemma is determined, focused, committed, always fully prepared and highly professional. She is an assured and proficient advocate, confident in court with all judges.'

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