Susan is consistently acclaimed as one of the leading family lawyers Australia-wide.
With over 35 years’ experience in family law, Susan was one of the first lawyers to be accredited as a family law specialist by the Law Society of New South Wales.
Susan has once again been recognised in Doyle’s 2023 Guide to the Australian Legal Market as one of only five pre-eminent family lawyers in Sydney and one of only five pre-eminent family lawyers for high-value & complex property matters in New South Wales.
Susan is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), and a Contributor to the World Bank Women, Business and the Law & Civil Society Organisation Reports.
Acting for high profile and high net worth individuals with sensitivity and discretion in complex parenting and property cases – including international financial cases with complex corporate and trust structures, Susan is a highly effective lawyer who provides a commercial, strategic approach to the management of litigation.
Susan advises and works with commercial, property and estate lawyers and accountants in strategic asset planning and the preparation of binding Financial Agreements.
Susan can assist clients who wish to engage in a respectful and family-focussed method of dispute resolution, working as a team with other lawyers, coaches, child and financial specialists who have been trained in Collaborative Practice, to use a less adversarial approach to family law.
Susan has spoken and presented papers on family law issues to the media, professional associations and community groups. She has been an expert witness in cases involving family law and a consultant to the Family Court of Australia in the formulation of practice and procedure.
Susan is on the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia and is a member of a number of professional bodies.