Gillian Guzman QC
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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).
English and Spanish.
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.
Within: Dispute resolution
The team at Hassans ‘always provides a thorough and professional response’, and has ‘extremely good knowledge of local legislation’. Lewis Baglietto QC leads the practice, which includes John Restano QC and commercial litigator David Dumas QC. Clients also recommend Gillian Guzman QC, who is Gibraltar’s only female silk and is ‘a highly likeable and supportive lawyer with a personal touch’; her recent work includes advising on employment matters and care proceedings, and she also acted for an inmate in a judicial review following a parole refusal. Michele Walsh made partner in 2015.