Solicitor Gemma Kelly is celebrating a double success this month – promotion at work and her first modelling contract.
Gemma, who works for FDR Law in Warrington, has just been promoted to Associate Solicitor – the first step on the route to partner. After gaining a law degree at Liverpool University and her solicitor qualifications at Chester Law College, she joined the firm in 2004 as a trainee. Since then she has become a specialist in private client work such as Wills, Probate and Court Protection Applications.
The modelling contract came out of the blue after a chance meeting with a fashion designer in a bar on Lark Lane in Liverpool. Gemma, who lives in Aigburth, was enjoying a night out with her parents when she was approached by Liverpool fashion designer Clare McCullock, who asked if she was a model.
Gemma explained: “I told her I wasn’t but she said she liked my look and asked if I would model her new Autumn/Winter collection in a photo shoot. I jumped at the chance, having always been massively interested in fashion. It was my first modelling experience and I loved every minute of it.”
Clare McCullock sells her designs in boutiques across the UK, including Elle 17 in Aigburth Road, and Style Clinic in Allerton Road, Liverpool.