Gemma Willingham

+44(0) 207 919 1527

Gemma Willingham

Partner  |  Baker McKenzie
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England & Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset protection
Dispute resolution
Family business governance

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I was delighted to win both the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Individual of the Year at the CityWealth Future Leaders Awards 2016 and the Silver Award for 'Woman of the Year - Rising Star' in the CityWealth Power Women Awards 2016.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

To take every opportunity to meet as many people as possible at all levels in the private client world, and to start to build lasting relationships with them from an early stage.

What is your favourite quote?

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" Dr Seuss


Lucy Edwards

+44 (0)207 457 3054

Lucy Edwards

Partner  |  Penningtons Manches
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England & Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Family business governance
Residency and domiciliation

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I was delighted to be promoted to partner at Penningtons Manches in April this year, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2009. It is a privilege to work in such a dynamic and aspiring team and I am excited to be part of its continuing development and growth.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

(1) Find a mentor – having someone supporting you and invested in your career is invaluable.
(2) Search for the aspects of your work that interest and inspire you, and look for ways to develop your practice towards them. When work challenges you with competing demands and a heavy caseload, having a genuine enthusiasm and interest in what you do is very important.
(3) Understand what your values are, both within and outside work.

What is your favourite quote?

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”― C.S. Lewis