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Gemma Farrington KC - 42BR Barristers

Gemma Farrington KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2022
Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email Clerks@42br.com

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Gemma Farrington KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2022
Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email Clerks@42br.com

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Gemma Farrington KC was called to the bar in 1994, before taking silk in 2022. She specialises in complex care and private law proceedings.

Family Law

Public Law

In respect of care proceedings, she is acknowledged as a specialist in complex cases such as Non-Accidental Injury, Sexual Abuse, Fabricated and Induced Illness and cases involving other serious allegations.  She acts for parents, children, relatives, Special Guardians and adopters. 

Private Law

In respect of private law work, she has been acknowledged as being skilled in cases involving complex fact-finding hearings or allegations of parental alienation.  She acts for parents and is also regularly instructed by Guardians pursuant to rule 16.4 FPR 2010.

Court of Protection

Gemma has acted in Court of Protection cases and has a real interest in this area of law which she wishes to develop and expand in the future.

Reported Cases

  • A Local Authority v AG [2020] EWFC 18 & [2020] EWHC 1346 & Barnet London Borough Council v AG and other [2021] EWHC 1253 (Fam)
  • W- J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 788
  • Re K (Care Proceedings: fact finding) [2011] 2FLR 199
  • H (Children) (Sexual abuse: fact finding) [2011] All ER (D) 69 (May)
  • LM (By her Guardian) v Medway Council, RM & YM [2007]  EWCA Civ 9 [2007] 1 FLR 1698 CA


  • Gemma has co–authored with Simon Johnson, Barrister, a book entitled “Assessment of Parents in Care Proceedings” published in March 2014 by Jordans Publishing Limited.
  • She has published the following article in Family Law with Alison Pryor, Barrister in 2020: “Applying Criminal Law and Procedure to Police Evidence in Care Proceedings : The ABE Interview”  

Direct Access

Gemma is authorised to accept instructions direct from members of the public. She encourages clients who are considering this route to contact Chambers and discuss their problem.

In suitable cases, Gemma can provide client conferences, written advices and representation at court.

Areas of Expertise

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  • MA (Cantab) (English), Robinson College, Cambridge (1990)
  • CPE Law  - University of Westminster, London (1993)
  • Bar Finals  - Inns of Court School of Law, London (1994)


Gemma enjoys going to the theatre, listening to music, spending time with her family and pets and the occasional run.

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Gemma Farrington - Recent Case

Gemma Farrington - Recent Case

This case concerned a toddler who sadly passed away from natural causes but as is usual underwent a skeletal survey following his death.

Published: 13th Sep 2021

London Legal Walk

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A team of barristers from 42 Bedford Row are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.

Published: 18th Aug 2021

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