Gemma Horner

Partner, Dispute Resolution, Property Disputes

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About Gemma Horner

Gemma Horner is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team.

She qualified as a solicitor in September 2019, and joined Levi Solicitors shortly after. She was made partner in January 2024.

Gemma is a Solicitor Advocate, having obtained her Civil Advocacy Higher Rights of Audience in 2022.

She regularly acts for clients in claims where there are multiple parties and has a keen attention to detail that enables her to quickly understand the issues in dispute and focus on a resolution. Gemma provides clear, straightforward advice, assisting clients to find a way forward to bring disputes to a conclusion.

Professional negligence

Gemma has successfully brought claims against Defendants in numerous professions.

She has expertise in claims against solicitors and barristers. Examples of her work include claims arising from:

  • the negligent administration of a deceased’s estate,
  • negligent representation provided during conveyancing transactions,
  • negligent advice provided regarding recovery of commercial rent arrears, and
  • negligent representation in personal injury claims.

Gemma has a keen interest, and has successfully represented clients, in claims against surveyors, developers and builders.

Residential property disputes

Gemma has extensive experience in acting for landlords in residential property matters. She has successfully assisted numerous landlords to regain possession and recover rent arrears.

Gemma also deals with matters involving boundary disputes, trespass, nuisance, disputes over easements (rights of way) and restrictive covenants and claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA).

Commercial disputes

Gemma has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a range of commercial matters. Examples include:

  • suing a contractor for breach of contract following a failure to pay for services rendered by a subcontractor,
  • suing the purchaser of a business for failure to comply with the terms of the sale agreement and
  • defending an application to set aside judgment in a breach of contract matter.

Contentious probate

Gemma is involved in various cases involving contested probate including

  • issues arising from validity of a will,
  • issues arising from unexecuted wills and
  • issues arising from a will’s failure to provide adequate financial support for family members.

Gemma is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) Group and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA).

Outside of work Gemma is an officer within the Boys’ Brigade and is a part of the executive committee representing the interests of the Boys’ Brigade and its members across Halifax.

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