Suzanne is the partner who heads up the Manchester local government team. She has represented numerous local authority clients in relation to their litigation claims since qualification in 1999.

She continues to handle a wide range of complex cases for her local authority clients with expertise in employers' liability, public liability, child protection cases, assault cases, subsidence claims and high value quantum cases. Sue also advises on highway codes of practice, risk management and internal processes and has a specialist interest in counter fraud.

Suzanne regularly delivers a range of training topics to her client organisations including specific training packages tailored to the needs of individual departments. She also speaks at national seminars on behalf of the local government group and at regional local authority events and conferences.


Insights 'Fundamentally dishonest’ tripping claim with costs summarily assessed

Paul Morris v Warrington Borough Council – DJ Hugman St Helens County Court

Insights Local Government | Claiming a breach of section 41 of the Highways Act 1980

Miranda Walsh v Kirklees Council [2019] QBD, Dingemans J, 5 March 2019

Insights Investigation and research shows a claim to be fundamentally dishonest

North East Lincolnshire Council successfully secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a claimant who exaggerated her accident-related…

Insights Pedalling dishonesty - cyclist's highway claims 'shot to pieces'

Lucking v Cheshire East Council: Crewe County Court 5 November 2018 – DDJ Causton

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