After looking for a firm to complete my training contract, Greens was the perfect choice as it was clear I could learn a lot here. That was in 2015 and I am pleased that I am able to continue to learn within a supportive and encouraging environment.
After qualifying, I decided to focus on private law proceedings involving the breakdown of marriages and relationships and I continue to develop my knowledge in this area. As the team has grown, I am pleased that I became a Legal Aid Supervisor in February 2020 and I am able to assist with training and supporting new members of staff.
Personally, I believe it is essential that we support our clients in a judgement free environment which remains professional at all times. The firm’s ethos reflects this with a brilliant team that work together to assist each other in striving towards the best possible outcomes.
I have a passion for travelling and often compete in 10 mile charity runs.
FAQs From Gemma Preston
How do I get the best from my lawyer?
To get the best from your Solicitor it is always important to communicate. Keep us updated with events and respond to our questions and queries. This will mean that we can ensure that your case is handled efficiently and that we can ensure that advice is accurate.
How much will it cost?
The cost will be dependent on each case and how complex matters are. We offer fixed fee for a straight forward divorce.
For matters involving children and finances we offer a fixed fee initial appointment and therefore, all work is completed on an hourly rate.
I understand that costs are always an important consideration for clients and therefore, we ensure that you are kept up to date each month with a clear cost estimate and monthly bills to ensure that you are aware of the costs at all stages of proceedings.
What should I expect?
Family proceedings are often very difficult and emotional. You can expect to receive from use clear jargon free advice and support. You can expect to receive correspondence from us confirming the next steps throughout your case. We will ensure that there is someone to answer your questions and queries promptly.
How long will it take?
The focus of the Courts is welfare of the child. No case is the same and therefore, no case will last the same amount of time. However, the aim is for proceedings to be resolved efficiently as this is in the best interest of the children.
Proceedings involving children can last between 4-9 months. However, we will keep you updated throughout the case as to the likely timescale.
Will you keep me informed on progress made and if so how?
I understand that it is important that you are kept up to date. We can keep you updated via email or letter, depending on which suits your needs.
Can you guarantee I will be successful in my case?
We cannot guarantee that you will be successful. NO lawyer can guarantee to the outcome of any case. However, we will guarantee that you will be given clear advice as to the likely outcome of your case and the steps you can take to try and best achieve your desired outcome.
What do you like most about working for Greens?
The thing that I like most about working for Greens is that the team of people working at Greens are all dedicated and hard working. We have a wide range of experience in all aspects of family law and by working as a team we can ensure that all clients benefit from the wide range of experience and knowledge. At Greens the solicitors are supported by a dedicated support team to ensure that your queries can be dealt with promptly and that clients have a high level of support.
Why should I bring my case to you?
If you bring your case to Greens you can be safe in the knowledge that your case in the hands of a firm how cares. We care about you and your family and we understand that times are difficult and we try to make matters as clear and as manageable as they can be.
We offer competitive pricing to ensure that financial concerns are not added to the weight of the proceedings.