Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Call 2011


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Property & Chancery

Susan has experience of attending hearing relating to the following property matters: 

  • Statutory tenancy deposit scheme
  • Mortgage Possession Actions on behalf of banks, private and social landlords
  • Applications to suspend possession 
  • Charging Orders 
  • Orders for Sale

Landlord and Tenant

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. 

Property Damages

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.

News

April 27 2017:

Susan Jones relies on April 2017 Court of Appeal decision to defend a £49,000 costs application in its entirety ...read more


May 9 2016:

Susan Jones appears in High Court on wonderland contractual interpretation ...read more


August 24 2015:

Susan Jones succeeds in striking out a multi-track claim on the basis of pure economic loss  ...read more


... more news

Academic Qualifications

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.

German (A-Level).

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Direct Access Accredited
  • Western Circuit Area Bar Junior (Winchester)

Professional Bodies

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)