Susan is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and also as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Over the last 30 years her practice has focused on managing claims on behalf of professionals and their insurers. In recent years her focus has moved towards construction related claims acting on behalf of local government. In her work Susan strives to ensure that claims are managed in a collaborative manner with an emphasis on the early identification of the both the legal and commercial issues that require attention.
For many years Susan was the managing partner of the firm and its predecessor. Susan is now a consultant to the firm continuing to act on a regular basis for the firm’s clients particularly during the course of negotiation and if a matter is required to be determined by way of arbitration or in court. Susan appears in court at all levels and is a well respected litigator.
Susan is based in the South Island but continues to travel throughout New Zealand for the purposes of assisting the firm’s clients whenever that is necessary.