Gemma Noble

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Gemma Noble practises in all areas of criminal law and has extensive experience of defending in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.

She accepts both private and public instructions, and has been instructed in a wide range of criminal offences including violence, sexual offences, drugs, dishonesty, confiscation, and road traffic offences.

Gemma also acts in a range of civil matters including SHPO, SRO, DVPO, Closure Order and CBO proceedings. She has an interest in regulatory matters and experience with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

She joined 3TG following successful completion of her pupillage. Before joining Chambers, Gemma worked as a paralegal and police station representative. She also volunteered as an Appropriate Adult, so is experienced with the issues that often arise when representing young or vulnerable clients. Gemma is a personable, down to earth and persuasive advocate with the ability to put clients at ease.


Gemma has appeared as both a led junior and junior alone in a number of organised crime matters, ranging from county lines drugs supply to violence involving firearms.

Featured Organised Crime cases

R v T (Operation Abasia) [2020]

Led junior in a conspiracy to cause GBH and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life trial following a shooting at a pay to enter party in east London in October 2017.

R v D (Operation Succisa) [2020]

D pleaded guilty to four counts of PWITS A (dealing directly to undercover officers). Persuaded the court to sentence outside the guidelines and secured a 12-month community order.

R v M (Operation Coryzal) [2021]

M was involved in a large OCN supplying Class A drugs in North London.

Gemma has experience in confiscation matters, largely those that follow drug-related cases. She has conducted substantive hearings and successfully persuaded the Crown to significantly reduce both benefit and available amount.

Featured Confiscation and Asset Recovery cases

R v M [2020]

M was serving a 10-year sentence for drugs supply. Benefit figure reduced by more than £250,000 and available amount reduced by £50,000.

Gemma has experience in all kinds of motoring offences, from dangerous driving to excess alcohol. She has successfully argued special reasons and exceptional hardship in a variety of cases.

Featured Road Traffic & Motoring offences cases

R v B [2020]

Dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. Third offence of driving whilst disqualified. B wrote off the vehicle during a police pursuit. SSO without conditions imposed.

R v W [2021]

W was sentenced as a totter and therefore at risk of a mandatory six-month disqualification from driving. Successfully persuaded the court of exceptional hardship to W’s family and business.

Gemma has experience defending in sexual offences and opposing orders such as SHPOS and SROs.

Featured Sexual Offences cases

R v H [2021]

H accused of attempted voyeurism in a leisure centre changing room. H was a vulnerable adult with autism and an intermediary was required for the entire trial.

R v D [2021]

D appealed against the imposition of an indefinite Sexual Risk Order (SRO) which prohibited D from engaging in any sexual activity with a female unless he had notified the Police of their details within 24 hours of any activity, amongst other conditions. Successfully reduced the length of the order on appeal from indefinite to a fixed term.

Gemma has experience dealing with all types of violent offences, including DV and offences against emergency workers.

Featured Violence cases

R v F [2021]

F was charged with causing grievous bodily harm without intent after an incident involving a single punch resulted in the complainant suffering from bleeding on the brain.

R v S [2021]

S was accused of two separate assaults on police officers. Acquitted after trial of the most serious assault.

R v R [2020]

R was the subject of a Crimestoppers appeal after a random attack in the City of London left the complainant needing brain surgery.

R v C [2019]

C was accused of assaulting a child in a public place. The trial involved evidence from the child and mobile phone footage. C acquitted after trial.

Recent articles

Gemma Noble successful in defending a client accused of assisting unlawful immigration 

Gemma Noble, instructed by Gordon Crowe of Dunbar Solicitors, represented ‘DS’ who was acquitted by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court of assisting unlawful immigration into the United Kingdom. Her client and another (the driver,…

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Samantha Ball and Gemma Noble’s clients acquitted following an assault occasioning ABH trial at Woolwich Crown Court

Samantha Ball and Gemma Noble represented clients who were acquitted following an assault occasioning ABH trial at Woolwich Crown Court. Their clients (daughter and father), were alleged to have assaulted the father’s former partner in her home. The trial…

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  • BPTC (University of Law)
  • GDL (University of Law)
  • BA (Hons) Journalism (University for the Creative Arts)
  • 2014 Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)
  • 2013 Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)

  • Middle Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
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