Suzanne Chalmers

Biography

Suzanne specialises in insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury as well as dealing with general commercial disputes.

Her strength lies in her ability to combine her expertise in insurance law with her detailed understanding of the issues arising in underlying disputes. This enables her to handle all aspects of insurance-related litigation. She has considerable experience of undertaking claims for and against professionals, particularly solicitors, construction professionals and insurance brokers. She regularly deals with high-value property damage claims arising out of fire, flood or subsidence and has particular expertise in cases involving allegations of fraud.

Suzanne has extensive experience in the field of personal injury, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. She is frequently instructed in cases of the utmost severity, involving brain damage or severe spinal injury, and in cases involving difficult causation issues.

She regularly appears as an advcate in the High Court (Queen's Bench Division, TCC and Commercial Court) as well as in the County Court. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. She recognises the importance of ADR and has considerable experience of conducting mediations and round table meetings.

Suzanne is a co-author of Emden's Construction Law and is happy to give seminars or lead workshops in relation to her areas of expertise.

Published Works

Year Qualified

1995

Education

MA (Hons), Law, Oxford University, Lord Justice Holker Scholarsip, Gray's Inn

Memberships

TECBAR, Personal Injury Bar Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, Commericial Bar As

Qualification

Appointed as a Recorder, 2009