Gemma Pearmain

Senior Associate

I specialise in helping businesses and individuals to avoid and resolve commercial disputes with particular expertise in advising on contractual disputes including termination issues, breaches of contract and contract claims. I also advise on issues arising from corporate sales and acquisitions. 


With particular experience in the healthcare sector, I have acted for both buyers and sellers of pharmacies, dental practices and care providers. 


Where there has been an issue with the decision making process of public authorities I am experienced in acting for those bringing or defending judicial review proceedings as well as for third parties with an interest in the outcome.


My role is to identify the key commercial and legal issues at an early stage, to advise my clients on the strength of their position and then guide them through the options, tactics and process to achieve the best commercial outcome for them in the particular circumstances.



  • Complex contractual disputes
  • Warranty, indemnity and tax covenant claims
  • Breaches of restrictive covenants
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Disputes concerning deposits, stock and completion accounts
  • Disputes regarding recruitment fees and estate agent commission
  • Judicial review