Susan is an experienced criminal defence barrister. She has been regularly instructed as a led junior and has been involved in many serious and important cases.
She has been instructed in murders and attempted murders, armed robberies, firearms, “baby shaking” cases, serious rapes and historic sexual abuse, sexual offences involving persons of trust and mentally disordered clients and victims. She was also led in the “terrorist training camp” trial R v Hamid and others.
In her junior capacity she has defended in serious drugs trials involving multi-kilo seizure of both class A and B drugs, other serious violent crime linked to the drug trade and serious violence in general. She has defended in numerous rape and sexual assault cases; stranger rape, date rape, gang rape, serial offenders and child sex abuse.
She is able to deal with sensitive and difficult cases involving vulnerable defendants and witnesses as well as those with mental health problems.