Suzanne has been qualified for 20 years, practising exclusively in clinical negligence As with all of us at Leigh Day Suzanne has a mixed caseload; in terms of type of negligence, injury and value. She has extensive specialist knowledge in birth injury claims for children and mothers, settling some high value complex birth injury claims. She additionally has a number of adult brain injury claims including a recent case relating to stroke as a result in the failure to diagnose endocarditis, and cases of brain injury relating to the delay in diagnosis of brain tumour. Because of her extensive experience representing families at inquests Suzanne was made the firm’s inquest partner.
She brings to her experience a medical background, as she initially qualified as a radiographer, who easily and quickly grasps and can analyse the medical issues in the cases she deals with. Suzanne trained at Leigh Day and was made a partner in 2010. Suzanne has been head of the clinical negligence department since 1st April 2018.
Suzanne is on the APIL executive committee and is a trustee for the Patients’ Association and was a member of the Civil Justice Council’s working group for fixed costs.