Suzy is an intellectual property, commercial contracts and technology specialist with over 16 years private practice experience. She acts for clients across a range of industries including finance, fast-moving consumer goods, technology, advertising, manufacturing, gaming and fashion.  A dual-practicing English and Australian lawyer experienced at cross-border matters, Suzy’s clients are drawn from the UK, Europe, Australia and the US and include tech startups, SMEs and global brand owners.

Suzy has been recognised by the UK’s Legal 500 for her skills in relation to Brand Management and Commercial Contracts.

Suzy’s expertise includes:

Commercial: Suzy can advise on a broad range of commercial matters including manufacturing, distribution and supplier contracts, terms of supply of goods and services, consultancy contracts, and non-disclosure agreements.

Technology: Drawing on experience gained at one of the UK’s leading technology law firms, Suzy advises on technology-related issues such as software development and licensing, reseller agreements, e-retailer terms and liability, commercialisation of assets including data, website and mobile application terms of use, and social media law.

Intellectual Property: Holding a post-graduate qualification in IP law, Suzy advises on trade marks, patents, copyright, design rights, confidential information and domain names.  Her expertise includes trade mark portfolio strategy and registration, IP infringement actions, commercialisation of IP, trade mark and patent licences, licensing disputes, digital copyright matters, misuse of confidential information and domain name recovery.

In-House: In addition to her deep private practice experience, Suzy is also a skilled in-house lawyer, having led the Northern European legal team of multinational FMCG manufacturer, Reckitt Benckiser. Her in-house background means Suzy can effectively engage with stakeholders across a business and can assess legal issues in a business context.

Disputes: Suzy has represented clients in the English High Court, before trade mark registries and via alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. Suzy can advise on pre-litigation strategy, termination of contract options and settlement terms.

English Law: With over 13 years’ experience practising in the UK and retaining her right to practice English law, Suzy is uniquely placed to support her Australian clients with operations in the UK (engaged in this capacity via our sister firm, Keystone Law).

  • Suzy is a pleasure to work with. She is highly commercial in her approach and provides thoughtful, pragmatic and timely legal advice.
    EMEA Head of Technology and IP law, Top Tier Global Investment Bank