Suzanne Trask

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.

Suzanne Trask focuses her practice on claims concerning brain injury in adults, delay in diagnosis and severe surgical negligence. Sources commend her capabilities, saying “She stands out as someone who is so organised, efficient, responsive and hard working. She really is very good”. Chambers and Partners 2018

Suzanne understands the many differing ways in which a person can be individually affected by brain injury, whether caused by trauma or medical negligence.  She is passionate about supporting survivors of brain injury and is recognised as a specialist head injury lawyer by Headway.  She has close ties with The Silverlinings charity, of which 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 Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and has been involved with working groups on the government’s fixed costs proposals for medical negligence claims, a subject on which she has commented on in the national and legal press.

She has delivered training to the 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 issues relating to serious injury and safety.  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)

Will a duty of candour provoke a culture change in the NHS?, The Guardian

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 accredited specialist head injury solicitor
  • Justice
  • Amnesty International
  • Association of Women Solicitors (Former Committee member)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • The Patients Association
  • "It was a real pleasure working with you over the last year and I wish to thank you for all your efforts in keeping me informed at all times, for your availability to me, your willingness to explain things and for your open mind."

    Dominique Levin