Gemma Stokes has experience in regulatory law especially in the area of healthcare and is very keen to continue to expand this area of her practice. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 before achieving higher rights of audience in 2007.
Areas of practice
- Representing NHS England, East Anglia Area Team from March 2014 to date, as Performer List Support Officer utilising The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013
- Finance and Property Issues Panel Appeals
Gemma advises the NHS England, East Anglia Area Team including the Performance Screening Group and Performers List Decision Panel of requirements under the national regulations for all performers on the performers’ list. This includes drafting agreements and communications, clerking at oral panel hearings which can result in conditions being imposed on the performer, suspension and/or removal from the performers’ list. Gemma also provides advice pertaining to data protection requirements and record maintenance.
Gemma has experience in the regulatory law surrounding care homes fee matters and disputes involving Local Authorities. She has been involved with the appeals process used to decide what is to be included as income in the calculation for care home fee contributions after challenging the disposal of assets and the timing surrounding the disposal. Gemma has experience representing at appeal hearings.
Gemma is meticulous in her preparation, is easily contactable and provides clear and comprehensive advice from an early stage to ensure each case is thoroughly and carefully prepared prior to the final hearing.