Suzanne has a broad civil and public law practice.
She undertakes a wide range of common law cases with a particular focus on healthcare and medical law, including clinical and professional negligence, personal injury, professional discipline, and inquests.
She also has a particular interest and extensive experience in immigration law (judicial review and appeals), tax (VAT, customs and excise duties, judicial review, and fraud), prisons (judicial review and inquests), and public inquiries.
Suzanne acts for both Claimants and Defendants. She has appeared in a number of different fora (including Tribunals, Coroner’s Courts, the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and she has experience of all levels of courts, from the County Court up to the Supreme Court and Privy Council.
BVC (Very Competent, Outstanding in Drafting and Advocacy), The College of Law
BA (First Class Hons), Exeter College, Oxford University
BA (Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Dartmouth College, NH, USA: Rhodes Scholar, Caribbean Region
Droop Scholarship for pupillage year, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Major Scholarship for BVC year, Lincoln’s Inn
Littleton Chambers Prize for Labour Law, Oxford University
Fitzgerald Prize for Final Examinations, Oxford University
Trinidad and Tobago National Scholar, Languages
Regular contributor to the UK Human Rights blog
Statutory Nuisance”, Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law, Second Edition, 2008, and Third Edition, 2013
“Focus On Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights: Recent Developments”, Judicial Review, Volume 13, Issue 1, (Co-authored with Andrea Lindsay Strugo)
“Delay as a Ground of Review”, Judicial Review, Volume 10 issue 3, (Co-authored with Andrea Lindsay Strugo)
Senior Honours Thesis on Race discrimination and Affirmative Action: Dartmouth College Thesis;
Research paper on Romanies in post-communist Czech and Slovak Republics: Charles University, Prague
Member of the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago (Called May 2004)
Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Significant cases include the following
• Immigration: R (ota UK Business Academy) v SSHD  EWHC 2385 (Admin); Thamby; R (on the application of Thurairasa) v SSHD  EWHC 2412 (Admin); R (on the application of Gulzar) v SSHD  EWHC 2138 (Admin) ; R (on the application of) v SSHD  EWHC 1763 (Admin); R (ota Mjemer) v SSHD  EWHC 1514 (Admin)
• Other public law: Juman v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago & Anor (Trinidad and Tobago)  UKPC 3; R (ota Minister for Economic Development of Jersey and Guernsey) v HMRC  EWHC 718 (Admin);
Massey v Governor of HM Prison Liverpool & Anor  EWHC 2270 (Admin); R (ota Gyamfi) v SS for Justice  EWHC 349 (Admin); R (ota Chester) v Parole Board & Anor  EWHC 1318 (Admin)
• Public Inquiries: The Al Sweady Public Inquiry; The Robert Hamill Inquiry; North Walsham and Dilham Canal Public Inquiry
• Tax: Aimia Coalition Loyalty UK LTd (formerly Loyalty Management) v HM Revenue & Customs  UKSC 42; SDM European Transport Ltd v HMRC  UKFTT 211 (TC),  UKUT 251 (TCC); M & J Communications Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKFTT 427 (TC); Marcus Webb Golf Professional v Revenue & Customs  UKUT 378 (TCC); Lebara Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKFTT 67 (TC); Rahman (t/a Adibs Indian Takeaway) v Revenue & Customs  UKVAT V20529; Neales Waste Management Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKVAT(Excise) E01092; Olympia Technology Limited v Revenue and Customs (2005) VADT 19145
• Clinical negligence: Amelia Kate Garcia (By Her Litigation Friend Paula Garcia) v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust  EWHC 2062 (QB)
VAT Registration No: 835 6830 08