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Gemma Keats (Buckinghamshire)

Family Law & Divorce Solicitor
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About Gemma

I am a Resolution Accredited Family Law & Divorce Solicitor. I have extensive experience in all areas of Family Law having worked almost exclusively in Family Law since 2009. Whilst specialising in all Private Family Law matters, I have a particular interest in finances on divorce & separation. From a personal perspective, my parents divorced when I was young. It was not as amicable as it could have been.

They did not have a great co-parenting relationship which resulted in me not having a relationship with my dad for a long time. This has influenced how I help my clients resolve any dispute. I am more aware of how separation can affect the whole family. I therefore always minimise the acrimony and contention that can come with a separation. For this reason, I have always promoted an amicable approach, and this ultimately led to me founding Keats Family Law. Keats Family Law is a Specialist Family Law & Divorce firm which provides a quality, family focused and tailored service at a cost-effective price.

My Approach - Tailored to you

I recognise that Family Law is personal. Everyone and their circumstance are different. That is why I tailor my approach to my clients and their families. I therefore take the time to listen to your concerns and what you want to achieve. From the start, I provide clear, honest, and realistic advice. Thereafter, I work hard to achieve a fair resolution tailored to your circumstances and goals

Keeping it amicable

I also recognise that a separation or divorce can be one of the most worrying and stressful times in someone’s life. However, it does not have to be full of conflict. I use my knowledge and experience to help focus on what matters to you to achieve the right outcome for you and your family whilst keeping it amicable.

As a member of Resolution, I am committed to the Resolution Code of Practice. This Code promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to disputes to reduce the conflict and to focus on the needs of the whole family. This Code sets the foundation for my commitment to Keeping it amicable.

In addition, I believe that Court proceedings can be avoided in most cases. That is why I promote approaching matters amicably.

Quality Service

Lastly, I am committed to providing a high standard of service. I therefore pride myself on my high-level of client care and communication. I will therefore always be your first point of contact.

Location

Keats Family Law’s office is based in Milton Keynes. However, I typically offer services online using email and video link as well as by telephone. As a result, I am able to assist clients to the highest standard irrespective of location. I can therefore represent clients in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK.

How I can help

I advise exclusively on Family Law matters including:

  • Divorce
  • Separation & Relationship breakdown
  • Financial settlements and Consent Orders
  • Arrangements for Children
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Support with mediation
  • Unmarried Couples’ legal rights on separation.
  • Cohabitation Agreements

Testimonials

  • Client, November 2021: ‘I highly recommend Gemma to anyone who is looking for an honest and supportive solicitor. She is very hard working and goes above and beyond to help assist her clients to the very best of her ability. I could not fault her at any point in my very difficult and lengthy divorce. Gemma made sure that she kept on top of the case at all times. At times, I found things very difficult, but she was always there to uphold and guide me through. Gemma settled my case and was very successful. She thoroughly checked over all details to ensure myself and my children could move on without any worries. Her aftercare and genuine compassion for her clients is incomparable. I will never be able to thank her enough for being so amazing and it is transparent that she truly wants to help people.’
  • Client, June 2021: ‘Gemma acted for me for my divorce. Throughout she was supportive, considered, and conscientious. Her insightful and thoughtful approach made a difficult process easier to work through.’

Prices

I offer a free introductory telephone call to discuss how I can help and support you.

Thereafter, I offer an initial Fixed Fee appointment of £150* in total. This appointment usually lasts an hour, give, or take, as I tailor the appointment to you.

Thereafter, my role can range from: 

  • Initial advice at a one-off meeting.
  • Support and advice to help you reach agreement direct or in mediation.
  • Detailed advice.
  • Undertaking negotiations on your behalf.
  • Advice on or preparation of documents to ensure your agreement is legally binding.
  • Representation throughout Court proceedings.

With services tailored to you, typically, work is undertaken on a time spent basis charged at a competitive hourly rate of £200* per hour. I will however provide a detailed cost estimate at the time of your instruction.

In some circumstances, I offer Fixed Fees. This can include our Fixed Fee for Divorce. This is £600* (plus the associated Court fee) to act on your behalf as a Petitioner or, £350*, as a Respondent.

*Please note that VAT is not currently charged on any of our charges.

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