As an owner and the managing partner of commercial law firm, Square One Law, Gill leads a team of highly talented people committed to delivering top quality service in a way that suits clients’ needs, not their own.
She joined Square One Law as Managing Partner in 2018 from a national law firm where she was head of technology. Throughout her career she and has worked with a broad range of public and private sector clients from NHS trusts, universities and port authorities to biotech and ecommerce companies and engineering and manufacturing businesses.
Following the retirement of the firm’s founder in 2022, Gill is taking the firm forward with a vision for growth whilst preserving the entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to disrupt the status quo that have made the firm successful.
Gill believes that people are the firm’s key asset and is committed to creating a culture that is supportive, inclusive, and fun. In her view, there is nothing better than seeing talent within the business grow and thrive.
Gill is a tech and commercial lawyer by trade, with a specialism in IP and IT law and over 25 years’ experience working in commercial law firms. She is passionate about the creative and tech industries and tech as a facilitator for business growth. Previously, she has been involved in a non-executive capacity in a variety of creative, cultural and tech organisations.
Three things Gill finds important are:
1) creating a great place to work with a diverse team of people who aren't afraid to be their true authentic selves;
2) letting go of the traditional lawyer stereotype by being more creative in advice and solutions and willing to say what you as an adviser would do in your client’s shoes;
3) supporting and championing clients and what is important to them.
Gill is the vice chair of the board of trustees at Disability North, a founding member of the Northern Power Women’s Power Circle 150, a mentor for the Girl’s Network and a single mum of two children and an angry dachshund!