Gillian works as a paralegal for Shepherd and Wedderburn in Glasgow.

'Sometimes things are really pressured and you need to stay calm.'

‘The partner that I worked for [while working as a legal secretary] was really supportive and she suggested I do a paralegal course. She helped me with it if I got stuck as I did home study,’ she says. 

‘My secretarial skills, filing; making sure everything’s organised properly – these are all things I’ve learnt throughout my career and as a paralegal that helps me be the best I can be.’