1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Susan has a range of skills and knowledge covering private and public law. This encompasses related areas including children, residence, contact, adoption, divorce, injunctions, finance and international issues.

She represents parents, grandparents, children, interveners and guardians, thus has a rounded understanding of the issues and concerns of all parties.

She has experience of all types of ancillary relief work from high to mid-value cases, advising on matters

involving an international element, pensions, dissipation of assets and financial provision for children.

Susan is a qualified collaborative lawyer and remains one of the few barristers trained in this area. For example, Susan has successfully resolved a residence/ relocation case, where she acted on joint instructions to provide a 'judgment' as to whether a child stay within this jurisdiction or move to South America.

She provides clients with a highly professional service and is often called upon to work with other experts to ensure that the solution arrived at is in the best interests of her clients, who are often emotionally troubled by the whole legal process. Her open, personal and friendly approach inspires confidence helping her to rapidly create a rapport with her clients and instructing solicitors. Despite more usually being called upon to litigate cases in court, Susan has a reputation for resolving cases in a sensitive, yet extremely effective manner.

Susan is a Pupil Supervisor for 1GC Family Law and sits on the Pupillage Committee.