Gillian is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner, a specialist in insolvency law accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and is a member of the Law Society's Insolvency Solicitors' Committee. Chambers 2010 describes her as "an exceptional lawyer who is practical, measured and thorough”. She deals with both contentious and non-contentious insolvency work with a particular focus on insolvency litigation, banking and finance litigation and debt recovery. Gillian is very highly regarded for the depth of her technical knowledge in the field of restructuring and insolvency and her shrewd commercial approach. She also has a wealth of advocacy experience and experience in contentious tax having represented clients and appeared many times before the Tax Tribunal.
Admitted in Scotland.
It was no great shock to hear that HMRC are appealing the decision of the First-tier Tribunal ("FTT") in what has come to be known as the Rangers "big tax case". The FTT found in favour of Rangers in relation to its use of Employee…
Over the last decade one of the most significant changes in litigation has been the growth of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) mechanisms and the proportion of cases resolved outwith the traditional court room setting. Adjudic…
HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) has estimated that tax avoidance, the organisation of financial affairs to minimise tax liability, costs the treasury £5 billion per annum. This issue has been given an increasingly high profile in th…
Acting in the high profile administration of Heritable Bank plc for several years, most recently in the case of Landsbanki Winding Up Board v Heritable Bank plc (in administration) which raises issues of international significance, being concerned with the proper interpretation of the Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding up) Regulations 2004 which implement EC Directive 2001/24/EC.
Acting on behalf of Heineken UK Limited in relation to high value debt recovery; insolvency and guarantee enforcement matters in Scotland.
We successfully acted for HM Revenue and Customs in all their Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud cases appeals in Scotland, with a cumulative value of over £40 million.