- Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Included in the The Best Lawyers™in the United Kingdom 2019 for Personal Injury Litigation (Sheffield)
- The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2016 described her as “...very approachable and very commercially minded. She understands what insurers are looking for in today's markets and she provides value for money.”
- Qualified in England and Wales in 1993
Suzanne is the global Managing Partner at Kennedys, and a member of the Global Strategy Board. Suzanne works closely with the Senior Partner on the strategic and operational management of Kennedys’ global network of offices.
Qualifying in England and Wales in 1993, Suzanne became a partner in 1997 and joined Kennedys in 2010 as head of the Sheffield office.
Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry. During her career as a practising lawyer, she built a practice that saw her working with insurers, self-insured corporates and local authorities, and specialising in employers’, public and motor liability claims, as well as health and safety advice and prosecutions.
Suzanne helps manage a number of major client relationships and she regularly consults with clients to solve their business challenges and scope innovative new ways of working.
Suzanne is passionate about client service, diversity and inclusion, and the future of the legal industry. In addition to being a member of the Global Strategy Board, Suzanne sits on the firm’s R&D and Innovations Boards, and leads Kennedys’ Women in Insurance Network. She is also an active member of Link, the professional network for members of the LGBT+ community and their allies who work in the insurance sector. She leads Kennedys’ global sponsorship of Dive In, the Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance run by Lloyd’s of London, and is a regular keynote speaker at events.
Between 2011 and 2012, Suzanne stood as President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, becoming the first female president in its 242-year history in the process. She was also named Sheffield Business woman of the Year for two consecutive years.