Overview

Suzanne is a partner in the firm's disputes and litigation team, specialising in pensions disputes; pensions regulatory investigations; private and commercial trust disputes; and professional negligence and judicial review relating to pensions.

Suzanne acts for employers, trustees and representative members in rectification and construction claims and often runs parallel professional negligence proceedings.

Suzanne also has considerable experience acting for service providers in disability discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010.

Suzanne is a regular speaker at the Burges Salmon Pensions team's annual 'Hot Topics' seminars in London, Belfast and Bristol. She also presents at external seminars and conferences and enjoys delivering training to Pension Scheme Trustees.

Suzanne is a member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and the Pensions Management Institute. Suzanne is recognised as an expert in pensions litigation in both the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.

Experience
  • Acting for employers, trustees and representative members in various rectification and construction claims relating to pension scheme documentation. Reaching pragmatic compromises in a number of those claims, providing value for the members and benefitting all parties by avoiding the risks of a full trial.
  • Acting for the Trustees of the Silentnight pension scheme in the Judicial Review arising in the pensions regulatory proceedings.
  • Advising an employer in a multi-employer industry wide scheme in relation to the contribution policies adopted by the Scheme Trustee.
  • Acting for claimants in a breach of trust claim against a Corporate Trustee in relation to the treatment of SIPP investments made in an off-shore development.
  • Acting for a major public transport provider in an Equality Act case up to the Supreme Court which concerned reasonable adjustments required in the provision of public transport services.

What others say...

Prized by clients for her 'issue awareness, consultation abilities and efficient use of resources'.
Chambers 2019