- Public Law & Regulatory
- Business & Commercial Law
- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
- Sports Law
- Property & Chancery
Susan has experience conducting a variety of court hearings within this area, including:
In 2016 Susan appeared in the High Court for the Respondent in a hearing concerning contractual interpretation following the dismissal of an application to set aside a statutory demand for over £80,000. The issues turned on the true contractual interpretation of a clause setting out that, in the event that any contractual installment of the loan was missed, the creditor could commence bankruptcy proceedings. This case involved consideration of the recent Supreme Court judgment of Arnold v Britton  UKSC 36 and in the High Court, Susan's submissions were accepted.
Susan has experience recovering professional fees involving Estate Agents and Veterinary surgeons
Susan defended a veterinary practice in claim alleging negligent treatment of a dog’s skin condition and breach of contractual and duty of care for later refusing to carry out a procedure under general anesthetic with a claim for loss of earnings. Susan explored in evidence the break down in trust and confidence between the vet and their client and what if any loss stemmed from the approach taken by the veterinary practice. The Judge accepted the position Susan presented on behalf of the veterinary practice and the Claim was dismissed.
Susan successfully argued quantum meruit in a dispute for mediation fees.
A client recovered the full cost of a new kitchen after a professional cleaning organisation was found negligent and in breach of implied contractual terms. Damage to the kitchen units was noticed days after steam cleaning was undertaken. Both parties instructed furniture experts, their reports dealt with delay in the appearance of damage and steam damage patterns and whether the dame could have been attributed to a kitchen kettle.
Susan represented electrical subcontractors employed by a local authority, when the local authority joined them to an action in which it was alleged they had negligently connected the electrical supply of business to the supply network. Susan advised and drafted the pleadings. Susan asserted the initial claim for pure economic loss was misconceived. The pure economic loss defence was not raised by the first defendant. The matter was listed for half a day of legal argument before HHJ Luba QC. Susan made submissions in respect of pure economic loss principles and negligent misstatement. HHJ Luba QC was satisfied for the reasons Susan submitted that there was no legally recognizable claim.
Susan has appeared in a number of hearings involving reliance on guarantees and indemnities.
Bar Professional Training Course, City University London, graded outstanding (Received the City Law School BPTC Scholarship for performance in Bar School examinations).
LLB, Queen’s University Belfast, first class honours’ (awarded the “Sweet and Maxwell Prize” for most distinguished student in LLB final examinations).
Whilst at Queen’s University Belfast Susan received awards for: Jurisprudence and political economics, Contract law and Trademarks and unfair competition.