Suzanne is the partner who heads up the Manchester local government team. She has represented multiple 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, HRA claims, assault cases, DPA claims, subsidence claims and high value quantum cases. Suzanne also advises on highway codes of practice, risk management and supports client internal departments on processes.
In addition, Suzanne is also the national technical lead for Casualty Fraud and heads a specialised team of casualty fraud lawyers which form part of the firm’s successful Counter Fraud Offering. Her fraud clients include leading insurers and insureds for whom she is adept in delivering bespoke and appropriate fraud strategies to achieve optimal fraud outcomes, which, beyond significant financial savings, include formal findings of dishonesty, committals and success in disbanding fraud rings.
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.