Part of the Brain Injury Team
Suzanne “impresses sources with her winning combination of technical skill and great client care” and is “especially strong in the areas of haematological malignancy, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis”. She is “highly regarded for her handling of delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases.” Chambers and Partners
Suzanne is a Partner and is head of the adult brain injury department. She has specific expertise in complex claims involving serious brain injuries in adults and she is passionate about resolving claims swiftly and without delay. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in the Chambers and Partners 2016 legal directory.
Suzanne understands the many differing ways in which a person can be individually affected by brain injury. She is passionate about supporting survivors of brain injury and has close ties with Headway South-East London North-West Kent and The Silverlinings, for whom she is a trustee. Both of these charities provide invaluable services and support to adults who have suffered from brain injury. She also works closely with The Encephalitis Society, a specialist brain infection charity who provide support to those who have been affected by encephalitis and their families.
Suzanne is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer’s Executive Committee and has been involved with the government’s fixed costs consultation for medical negligence claims, a subject on which she has commented on in the national and legal press.
Most recently, she was asked to deliver training to national Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (set up by NHS England) as part of their investigator training, alongside Jeremy Hunt and Dr Kevin Fong, and a number of high profile patient safety campaigners.
She is frequently invited to provide comment to the national media on clinical negligence issues. Suzanne is also a regular contributor to legal publications such as JPIL (the Journal of Personal Injury Law), The Times Legal Brief and the Solicitors’ Journal.
Media contributions and commentary
Supporting someone back to work after a brain injury, HR Magazine
Government attacks vulnerable with medical negligence plan, The Brief (The Times)
For the best? Innovative treatments in medical negligence claims, The Independent
Professional memberships and positions
- Senior Associate, Royal Society of Medicine
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- Senior Litigator, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist and assessor
- Trustee of The Silverlinings
- Headway UK and Headway SELNWK
- Amnesty International
- Association of Women Solicitors (Former Committee member)
- London Solicitors Litigation Association
- The Patients Association