10th Aug 2020
Gillian is head of our commercial litigation team. She joined Square One Law in 2012 from the legal department of Northern Rock (Asset Management) where she had been responsible for advising on business issues and overseeing a substantial range of disputes.
Gillian qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has extensive experience in contractual disputes and risk reviews, IT and intellectual property disputes, claims by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), professional negligence, financial services mis-selling, insurance disputes, property related disputes, insolvency and Data Protection Regulations.
Gillian has held positions assisting local entrepreneurial enterprises in the IT software development sector and was also an associate at Ward Hadaway solicitors, where she trained and then worked for 12 years following qualification.
Gillian’s experience covers court action at all levels and across various specialist court divisions and lists. Gillian is also experienced in advising on cross-border disputes and various forms of alternative dispute resolution including, arbitration, mediation, claims to the Legal Ombudsman, the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Pensions Ombudsman.
Gillian has successfully led and project-managed several complex multi-million pound group claims acting on behalf of over 100 high net worth individuals concerning property investments, as well as achieving successful outcomes at mediation and expert determination on a number of disputes.
Gillian runs a busy team who specialise in providing bespoke solutions to a diverse range of disputes.
Importantly, Gillian also has an acute awareness of client needs from outsourcing as part of her previous role as in-house counsel and manages the team to deliver timely, cost effective and commercially valuable advice on risk management to all clients in dispute situations.
Gillian invests in understanding our clients’ businesses and circumstances to enable the advice she gives to be relevant and focussed.