Gillian was called to the bar in 2017 and joined Stockwoods in 2018 after clerking for Justices Cronk, Juriansz, Hourigan, and Pardu at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She previously articled at a global, full-service law firm where she worked on a variety of civil, commercial, and administrative law matters and was seconded to a national bank.
Gillian obtained her JD at the University of Windsor, and graduated with distinction. While at law school, Gillian received a number of awards for academic achievement and social justice advocacy. She summered for Justice Khan in the Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague and consulted for the National Judicial Institute, in Ottawa.
Prior to attending law school, Gillian obtained her B.A.(Hons) from Queen’s University and worked abroad, in Ethiopia, for what was formerly known as the Canadian International Development Agency. She then worked for a Toronto-based management consultancy firm advising clients with respect to corporate social responsibility.
Gillian maintains a broad litigation practice that includes civil litigation, administrative/regulatory law and criminal law. She has a special interest in public law litigation, as it relates to state accountability. In that regard, she has assisted clients on diverse matters including class proceedings and select appeals including Supreme Court of Canada intervention.
- The Advocates’ Society
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Criminal Lawyers’ Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association