Suzanne specialises in defender personal injury work, covering the full range from employer liability to public liability claims, RTA work as well as some product liability cases. A particular area of her practice is related to industrial disease claims and the particular challenges associated with these types of claims. These include a large amount of claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure resulting in a whole range of medical conditions from pleural plaques through to mesothelioma and also an increasing number of noise induced hearing loss claims.
Suzanne's clients range from self-insured companies to loss adjusters, insurers and public sector bodies. She has experience of dealing with claims in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. Her focus is on being proactive and developing a strategy as soon as possible, being aware of each client’s needs and communicating effectively so the legal process is clear and her clients feel comfortable making decisions. Suzanne particularly enjoys developing an her understanding of a defender’s operation and what they do.
Legal 500 lists Suzanne as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Personal Injury (Defender).
Suzanne regularly speaks at clients' in-house training sessions on developments in liability insurance and aspects of Scottish court procedure.
Qualifications: MA (Hons) LLB Dip LP
Qualified: Sept 2002
Joined the firm: 2015