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 Social housing, local government, occupiers’ liability, fraud, contempt proceedings

Clarion Housing established 21 counts of contempt of court in committal proceedings against a claimant found to have invented a loss of earnings…

Insights Local government, personal injury, highways

Council’s annual inspection system was adequate for the purposes of S.58 of the Highways Act 1980 (the Act) when determining liability.

Insights Burt Neil v Cheshire West & Chester Council – Chester County Court 26 January 2018

Recorder Searle held that the claimant had fabricated the accident and that his claim was fundamentally dishonest.

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