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Gemma Rope


Born and raised in Coffs Harbour, Gemma chose not to leave. She studied by correspondence through the University of New England and elected to build her career in the community she knows and loves.

Beginning her legal career in 2008, Gemma juggled various legal roles and a growing family, before being admitted to the NSW Supreme Court as a Solicitor in 2015.

A foundation member of the Bryant McKinnon team, Gemma leverages her broad legal experience to deliver strong outcomes for local clients. A mother of four, Gemma adds empathy and understanding to her sharp legal mind.

A farm girl at heart, Gemma lives in the Orara Valley where she enjoys wrangling kids and animals.

Professional Qualifications

Admitted to High Court of Australia – 2018
Admitted as Solicitor by NSW Supreme Court – 2015
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law – 2015
BA LLB University of New England – 2014
Justice of the Peace, NSW Department of Justice – 2008

Memberships & Associations

Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Law Society of NSW
Family Law Pathways Network

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