Frank Gillies

Frank Gillies

2023/2024 Articling Class, Toronto

Law School
University of New Brunswick
University of Durham

Frank’s background in philosophy taught him how to argue creatively, a skill he looks forward to applying as a lawyer, and which will also help him develop creative solutions to complex problems.

He is excited for the opportunity to engage in interesting, high-stakes matters, working alongside Davies’ dispute resolution lawyers.

Is there a practice area or industry in which you are particularly interested?

Litigation because I enjoy persuasive writing. I’m also in love with the process; I enjoy the hustle, pace and teamwork that goes into settling a dispute.

What experience, job or internship have you learned the most from or found most rewarding?

Selling door-to-door, which taught me a lot about the psychology of persuasion, how to be comfortable with rejection, as well as how to stay positive in challenging environments.

What skill would you like to learn?

I’d like to learn to skate and ski. I grew up in England, where the opportunities for learning either skill were few and far between.