The legal profession wasn’t always what inspired Gillian. She worked on a number of magazines after gaining her Masters in Journalism and was heading for a career in broadcasting. But while working her way up at the BBC, in its Rights, Legal and Business Affairs team, she uncovered that law really piqued her interest.
Gillian had a tremendous time living in London, working in the media industry but decided home was where her heart was, moving back to her native Newcastle to become a solicitor.
After a brief time working in the in-house legal services team for Northumbria University, Gillian joined the Commercial team at Muckle in 2018 while completing her law studies, advising clients across all sectors on data protection. Gillian started her training contract in September 2020 in the Construction and Engineering team and is now working in the Corporate team – her second seat.
Multi-talented Gillian has also taught English professionally, has been a chalet host in the Alps, bakes, skis, jogs, and does yoga in her free time, and is happiest when settled down with a good book or outside in the fresh air.