Partner - Property Litigation
Suzie is a highly-knowledgeable and approachable solicitor. Known for her pragmatic and commercial advice, she has a wealth of experience in commercial and residential property-related disputes.
Suzie is an attentive, client-focussed lawyer and her strategic and commercial thinking has earned her the trust of her clients, colleagues and contacts alike. Suzie works closely with her clients to understand their objectives and provide a practical and cost-effective path culminating in a successful outcome to their dispute. She pays meticulous attention to detail and is always looking for innovative solutions to complex problems.
Suzie has a strong business acumen combined with keen problem assessment skills; she has an ability to quickly pinpoint the crux of a dispute, meaning she can always look to protect her clients’ interests and often unlock creative solutions in the early course of instruction. Her empathetic approach means that her clients always feel that their interests are at the heart of any negotiation.
Suzie has advised on litigation in the County Court, High Court and First Tier Tribunal, although Court is only used as a last resort. Whilst she remains a fierce litigator and is well-known for her no-nonsense approach, Suzie regularly recommends mediation as a form of dispute resolution where negotiation has otherwise failed to produce a result.
Her areas of expertise are:
Commercial Property Dispute Resolution including but not limited to:
• Landlord & Tenant
• Recovery of rent & service charge arrears
• Dilapidations, alteration & repair
• Lease termination: Forfeiture, surrender, break notices, and notices to quit
• Lease Renewals
• Breach of contracts to purchase land
• Joint venture disputes
• Restrictive Covenants
Residential Property Dispute Resolution including but not limited to:
• Landlord & Tenant
• Dilapidations, alterations & repair
• Recovery of rent & Service Charge arrears
• Boundary Disputes
• Party Walls Disputes
• Trusts of Land Claims
• Removal of Squatters, Trespassers & Travellers
• Rights of Way & easements
• Restrictive covenants
Suzie spends her spare time doing a myriad of activities. Living close to the beach with a nature reserve in close proximity provides hours of endless fun. In the past Suzie has played rugby, and remains an avid follower of the sport.
“Thank you again for helping break this deadlock, I’m eternally grateful for your help. Best money I’ve ever spent.”
“Suzie came in on a dispute that had been raging for months and quickly got to the nub of the issue. Working with our objectives in mind she navigated the tricky road of getting the other side to discuss the real motives behind their stance and a result was achieved.”
“If you want a lawyer on your side who is not afraid to raise red flags with you, but still fights your corner as if you had an absolute cast-iron case, chat with Suzie. Am still amazed we got the result we did when the odds were against it completely.”
“So grateful for having an unflappable lawyer on my side when the other side tried to play dirty during a mediation. Suzie had to push our resilience in adversity! So pleased she managed to kick their surprise into touch and so pleased we took that final step to a settlement that I believe will get me where I want to be!”
“Can’t thank Suzie enough for the gargantuan efforts on my behalf! Having an empathetic lawyer helped me cope in what has been one of the worst times in my life. The willingness to work the crazy hours needed to get a deal over the line is so appreciated”
Property litigation, real estate property dispute resolution and dispute risk management, landlord & tenant litigation; acting for companies and individuals.
- 360 Law Services Limited
- Gunnercooke LLP
- Moore & Blatch
- Paris Smith & Randall
- Lamport Bassitt
- Trethowan Woodford