- Public Law & Regulatory
- Business & Commercial Law
- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
- Sports Law
- Property & Chancery
Hearings attended by Susan in this area include:
• Preliminary and allocation hearings
• Conciliation hearings
• Relief from Sanction applications
• Applications to come off record
• Cost hearings following discontinuance
• Road Traffic Accidents
• Stage 3 portal and fast track quantum hearings
• Infant and protected party approval hearings for a wide range of injuries
Susan recently completed a secondment with a inquests team during which she attended numerous inquests covering a wide range of circumstances. She is keen to use this experience to aid her personal injury practice. For further information please refer to her inquests page.
Currently Susan is using previous experience as a trampoline coach to advise in an ongoing case arising out of a trampoline accident.
In 2015 Susan advised and drafted pleadings for a claimant who slipped on ice whilst delivering oil to a premises not controlled by his employer. Shortly after exchange of pleadings the claim was settled.
Susan represents Claimants and Defendants in Road Traffic Accidents. She has conducted hearings involving liability disputes for collisions at junctions, traffic lights, roundabouts and road works. Susan has successfully represented driving instructors on a number of occasions. She has successfully defended claims on the basis that the alleged collision and damage never occurred.
Acting under a CFA Susan recently recovered damages for and injury suffered by a Scooter rider who at the mouth of a roundabout placed his foot in the vicinity of the wheel of a bus and was subsequently run over.
Susan has appeared in applications to come off the record when conflicts of interest arise between drivers and passengers and when solicitors cannot obtain instructions. Following discontinuance Susan has attended Defendant costs hearings.
Susan attends disposal hearings involving general and special damages. She has successfully argued the author of a psychological report was not an expert for the purposes of the pre-action protocol and even if considered an expert such instruction was disproportionate. Consequently Claims for medical fees and CBT were both dismissed.
At CMC’s Susan has successfully argued stays should not be extended and proceedings should remain in the portal to enable stage 2 negotiations to proceed. Conversely Susan has argued matters should exit the portal and be allocated and advised on appropriate directions.
Acting on behalf of a County Council, Susan had a claim under the Highway Act 1980, identified as suitable for the small claim track struck out, with costs on the basis that the Claimant failed to sufficiently particularise their claim.
Susan has considered issue relating to hostile litigation friends and matters arising when Defendant's potentially lack capacity in areas of law outside the remit of personal injury.
Susan is a member of PIBA and attends their annual March conference.
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.