Gillian knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in law, and she would be the first in her family to do so. Having been raised in a family whose moral fibre staunchly advocated to “sticking with what she believed in”, she fearlessly dedicated herself to achieving her goal and after studying at University of Wales, Cardiff, Gillian was called to the bar in 1994. Today she leads a dedicated team at Hassans advising on common law cases, human rights, family law, employment, personal injury and clinical negligence amongst other areas. She has developed a market leading practice undertaking extensive and challenging court work before all court tiers in Gibraltar and supports clients from all walks of life, from lay individuals to corporate entities.
Since Gillian took silk, she has also developed and is recognised as a leading advocate in Child Care cases having represented the Guardian ad Litem looking after the best interests of vulnerable local children before the Gibraltar Courts. This is an area of practice which she finds particularly rewarding. Gillian is also a qualified mediator and founder member and Chair of the Gibraltar Middle Temple Association and the Gibraltar Family Lawyers Association in addition to sitting on numerous Public Service Boards.