Suzanne is the head of the clinical negligence department, managing both the Manchester and London offices. For the past 2 years, she has successfully led the firm’s team of extremely experienced healthcare lawyers, maintaining their impressive and long-established track record of winning maximum compensation for claimants, and providing high standards of client care.
Suzanne herself specialises in catastrophic injury work. Initially having trained as a radiographer before becoming a solicitor in 1999, Suzanne has the added value of a medical background which gives her genuine expertise in the medical and legal issues involved in the claims she investigates and advises on.
Suzanne’s reputation as a force in the field of clinical negligence means that she attracts the high value, complex injury work and her impressive successes in that regard are widely covered in the Press .
Suzanne also represents families at inquests. She is currently acting in the very high-profile matter surrounding the death of Mary Agyapong; the young pregnant nurse who died of Covid-19 in Luton and Dunstable Hospital in April 2020.
Suzanne is an ardent patient rights’ campaigner and, in particular, she is passionate about women’s rights in healthcare and in recognition of her work in this area, she was nominated for the Champion of the Year at the Inspirational Women Awards 2020.
Suzanne is also on the APIL executive committee, and she is a member of the Society of Radiographers, the INQUEST Lawyers Group, and she is a council member of MASIC. She is also a Trustee for the Patients’ Association, and she was a member of the Civil Justice Council’s working group for fixed costs.