Gillian graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Bachelors of English and French Law in 1993. Gillian is bilingual in French and spent a year studying French Law at the University of Strasbourg in France.
Gillian became a solicitor in England and Wales in 1996.
Gillian was an accredited lawyer for the French Consulate in London, specialising in international child abduction and the enforcement of foreign family law judgments. She was one of few solicitors briefed by the Child Abduction Panel to prosecute child abduction cases on behalf of the Child Abduction Unit of the Lord Chancellor’s Department (now the Ministry of Justice).
Gillian moved to Australia in 2005. She became a Lawyer of the Supreme court of NSW in December 2008, a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of WA in January 2009 and entitled to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia in November 2009.
Gillian has practised exclusively in family law since 2009 and has worked at several boutique Perth family law firms.
Gillian’s expertise is in relocation cases, especially interstate and international matters.
Gillian joined Thomson Family Law as a part time staff member in January 2021.