Gillian Guzman QC

Position

Partner

Telephone Number

(+350) 200 79000

Languages

English, Spanish

Gillian specialises in general civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on human rights, personal injury, clinical negligence, family and employment.

A regular advocate before the local courts, Gillian has represented clients at every level, both leading the case and as junior counsel to Leading London Counsel, most notably Mr Edward Fitzgerald QC, in Gibraltar’s largest fraud trial.

Gillian’s experience also extends to the UK where she has appeared as junior to Leading Counsel before the Privy Council.

In 2004, Gillian chaired the first Human Rights Symposium ever held in Gibraltar, which was facilitated by the Gibraltar Judiciary. On the subject of the Human Rights of the Child, Gillian has sat as a fellow panelist, alongside such eminent members of the legal profession as Dame Elizabeth Butler Sloss (UK), Lady Justice Angawa (Kenya) and Mr Nicholas Critelli (US).

In the last years Gillian has been kept busy advising clients such as the Gibraltar Health Authority on various aspects including the implementation of policies and legislation and in employment related issues. Gillian is also closely involved in advising the TGWU in both employment and personal injury matters and also in advising many of the top gaming companies on employment related matters. In 2006 she was appointed Chairperson of the Industrial Tribunal.

An LLB Honors graduate from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Gillian was called to the Bar in England & Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 1994. Gillian is a Member of the Middle Temple and an elected member of the Gibraltar Bar Council.

In March 2012 Gillian was honoured to receive an appointment to Queens Counsel. Not only is Gillian Gibraltar’s first female QC, but she is also the jurisdictions’ youngest appointee to date.

Expertise: Litigation
Chambers Global:
'a prominent figure in the firm's civil and criminal litigation team. Peers emphasise her strength in human rights litigation' (2015 Edition); ...'efficient, quick to reply and very knowledgeable.' (2016 Edition)
Legal 500:
‘…in 2012 became not only the first woman in Gibraltar to take silk, but also the youngest such appointee in Gibraltar’s history.’ (2015 Edition); ...'a highly likeable and supportive lawyer with a personal touch.' (2016 Edition)