Susan is a family law specialist with expertise in both financial and children matters. She often acts for clients who need representation in both areas of family law.
She has been recommended in Chambers & Partners in the field of matrimonial finance since 2010.
She advises and acts for clients in all areas of financial relief and related enforcement proceedings, including applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Susan’s experience covers children work at all levels, including complex (and intractable) residence and contact disputes, leave to remove, allegations of child abuse within a private law context, and private law cases involving serious domestic violence and related fact finding hearings.
Her practice increasingly involves cases with an international element and in particular, child abduction.
In public law, she advises and acts for local authorities, parents and children in care and adoption proceedings.
Susan trained as a Collaborative Lawyer in May 2010.
Cases of Interest:
- Crossley v Crossley  EWCA Civ 1491
- Child Abduction: Article 13(b) Grave Harm and Intolerability (January 2011)
- Costs in Children Proceedings (November 2012)
- Practice and Procedure: hearing the voice of the child (March 2013)
- Family Law Bar Association
- The Association of Lawyers for Children
- South Eastern Circuit
- Lincoln’s Inn
- Selwyn College, Cambridge University (BA Social & Political Sciences 1st Class)
- Nottingham Law School (CPE)
- Inn of Court School of Law (BVC)
- Lord Bowen Scholarship
- Sir Thomas More Bursary
- Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship