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Ms Gillian Guzman KC
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 KC, 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.
English and Spanish.
Hassans maintains a balanced claimant and defendant practice, with a long track record acting for major multinationals and SMEs across the full breadth of disputes in Gibraltar. It is also a popular choice among international firms for referrals. The firm has a strong mediation practice, and its ‘very knowledgeable and efficient‘ lawyers, led by Lewis Baglietto, are experienced in partnership, company and insolvency disputes, as well as in tracing, freezing and asset recovery. Senior advocate Gillian Guzman KC specialises in employment, equality and clinical negligence cases, among others, while Darren Martinez focuses on disputes involving commercial, insolvency and construction law and cryptocurrency. Daniel Feetham KC is another top litigator.