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Gemma Garen
Director of Quality and Compliance
Colchester office
DL 01206 764477
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Gemma Garen

Director of Quality and Compliance


Gemma Garen is Director of Quality and Compliance, responsible for leading three areas at the firm: Project Management, Compliance and Learning & Development.

Prior to joining Ellisons on a full time basis in August 2016, Gemma has over 15 years of operational and strategic experience in designing and embedding quality systems in law firms. Her immersive expertise in managing quality systems include experience as a regulatory Auditor, Practice Manager at a top ranked West End law firm and Management Consultant working with generalist and large multi-office law firms, high street and boutique practices. She also draws on expansive perspectives gained from working as Tax Analyst at Deloitte.

Gemma is a Law Society accredited Lexcel Consultant, certificated auditor of ISO 9001 and CPD accredited trainer. In addition Gemma is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and also an Agile Project Management Practitioner. 

She read Law & Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Areas of Specialism

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Governance
  • Learning & Development

Outside the Office

Gemma enjoys spending time with her family, classical music and Body Balance (yoga, pilates & tai chi).