EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Susan’s expertise lies in a matters involving complex technical issues, be they untested provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), or issues arising of out Assisted Reproductive Technology services.
Her ability to quickly grasp difficult and varied technical issues is impressive, resulting in Susan being the ‘go to’ contact for clients involved in novel claims.
Susan has extensive experience acting for legal professionals in professional negligence claims and disciplinary proceedings. Her role in acting for a major aged care service provider during the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was instrumental in that organisation avoiding any public criticism of the Commission.
Susan’s attention to detail is superlative. She is highly praised for her ability to engage with the client, understand the issues, and implement an effective strategy for resolution of the matter, whether by proceeding to trial or informal settlement.
Notable litigation outcomes include the successful defence of two proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW against the insurer of a de-registered company pursuant to s601AG of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth): Smart v AAI Ltd; JRK Realty Pty Ltd  NSWSC 392, successfully defending a claim made against a barrister on the basis of the application of advocates immunity: Young v Hones & Ors  HCASL 73 and Young v Hones & Ors  HCASL 27, and successfully defending a lawyer struck from the roll of legal practitioners: Livers v Legal Services Commissioner  NSWCA 319, and against whom findings of professional misconduct were made: Livers v Legal Services Commissioner  NSWCA 317.