- Public Law & Regulatory
- Business & Commercial Law
- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
- Sports Law
- Property & Chancery
Susan has experience of attending hearing relating to the following property matters:
Recently Susan appeared on behalf of a tenant claiming repayment of a tenancy deposit and a statutory penalties under the Housing Act 2004 in which it was eluded the Defendant landlord lacked capacity. Susan relied on diagnostic and functionality tests in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to argue that judgment should be entered. This case provided an interface between differing areas of Susan’s practice.
Susan successfully represented a tenant in a landlord and tenant dispute in which the Landlord claimed rent arrears, loss of future rent and contractual costs. Rent arrears were admitted and this was the only head of the claim to succeed. The tenant successfully counterclaimed recovering a rent rebate, damages for distress and inconvenience, travel and increased electricity costs.
Susan has appeared in possession hearings on behalf of social housing providers in respect of housing contracts between the MOD and social housing provider concerning properties occupied by service personnel under a Licence to Occupy, which upon termination amounted to trespass.
Susan has appeared in hearings and advised a Local Authority on damage to a garden wall caused by tree roots.
In 2017 Susan represented a Claimant in a claim arising out of works to remove chimneybreasts at the Defendant’s adjoining property. The Defendant failed to give notice under the Party Walls etc Act 1996. The claim succeeded and the Claimant was awarded special damages for remedial costs and general damages for inconvenience.
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.