Compass Chambers

Susan Duff

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Practice Areas

Member of the regulatory crime team at Compass Chambers. Susan is very experienced in acting for clients in all categories of crime both in negotiating resolution of cases and in conducting proceedings on clients’ behalf. She specialises in defending regulatory prosecutions particularly Health and Safety, Food Safety, Environmental Offences, Fatal Road Traffic cases and Financial Crime. She acts for major clients in cases involving accidents and deaths at work in all employment areas, in food and environmental investigations where reputational damage is a significant issue and she is skilled at minimising damage. She is experienced in advising and appearing in proceedings in relation to improvement and prohibition notices. She represents the interests of parties at Fatal Accident Inquiries arising out of deaths at work, in custody and where it appears in the public interest that an Inquiry is held.

Professional Memberships

Health and Safety Lawyers Association, UK Environmental Lawyers Association, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Scottish Criminal Bar Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.


Procurator Fiscal Depute 1992-1996, Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute 1996-2002, Called to the Bar 2003.