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A solicitor in our dispute resolution team, Gillian has advised some of the firm’s biggest clients on contractual, data protection, shareholder, intellectual property, construction and regulatory disputes, and provided concise topical crisis management advice.
Before joining Muckle, Gillian had a career in the media and publishing sectors and cites her commercial awareness as the source of the quick, clear and concise advice, and friendly, reassuring attitude praised by clients.
With a background in consumer print and online media, Gillian has a working knowledge of the commerciality and variety of intellectual property rights.
At Muckle, Gillian has worked with consumer product software and digital start-ups, in particular on their data protection compliance, and assists with defamation and reputation management matters.
As part of the dispute resolution team, Gillian supports clients with subject access requests, personal data breach management, and responding to data subject requests and claims.
Previously, Gillian was a paralegal in the commercial team for over two years prior to completing her training contract. She advised clients in all sectors on data protection and GDPR compliance, drafted privacy documentation and liaised on points of policy with the Information Commissioner’s Office and has vast experience in all areas of data protection law.
Gillian supports the construction team with contentious construction matters.
She has supported clients both referring and responding to adjudications (IChemE, RICS); advises on contractual and professional negligence claims and has advised on preventative and termination rights within construction disputes, for both employers and contractors.
Gillian has built significant practice at the firm assisting grassroots organisations of the FA and EA in both data protection compliance, and club and member claims.
She has also advised on umbrella data protection and information sharing policy at County and organisational level and supported county FAs with commercial contract requirements.
Gillian has worked with multiple sports charities and foundations on their constitutional, safeguarding and other regulatory compliance as well as their data protection.
Predominantly advising on data protection, she has delivered data protection training and audited client data protection procedures and policies for compliance requirements for a number of the firm’s social housing clients. She has drafted and assisted in the implementation of data contracts, documents, policies and procedures, as well as assisting in housing association construction matters.
Gillian has advised on contract and supply chain management; material cost increase disputes, a goods licencing settlement and a goods distribution regulation Inquiry.
As part of the commercial team, Gillian assisted on IP matters for manufacturing clients.