Susannah's practice covers a wide range of general commercial and traditional chancery work including, in particular, insolvency, commercial contracts, banking and security transactions and property disputes.
Susannah appears regularly in the High Court and county courts, representing clients in interim and final applications as well as at trial and on appeal. In addition, Susannah is experienced at giving advice in relation to a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Susannah acts for, and against, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy and other office holders in connection with a variety of disputes arising in the context of insolvency including challenges to an office holder’s appointment and their fees; claims against directors for misfeasance and breach of duty; preferences and transactions at an undervalue; unlawful dividends; and disputed debts (including injunctions to restrain presentation / advertisement of a winding up petition and applications to set aside statutory demands).
Susannah has extensive experience in commercial and banking law with a particular emphasis on claims concerning guarantees and mortgages. She also regularly acts for banks and finance companies in the context of commercial hire purchase and other credit agreements.
Susannah has a fast developing practice in this area and has advised or acted in cases involving easements, mortgages, proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts. Susannah also acts on landlord and tenant matters (commercial and residential).
2012 – Dispute in connection with ownership of Kings Cross News Stand
2012 – Trial of a claim by a Liquidator alleging unlawful preference / misfeasance
2012 – Acted for Trustee in Bankruptcy in dispute as to beneficial interest in property (High Court)
2011 – Lloyds Bank Plc v Mireskandari (Central London County Court)
2011 – Harrow Council v Banfield (High Court)
2011 – Advised on professional negligence claim arising out of tax advice
2010 – Appointment of Provisional Liquidators (High Court)
2009 - Nottingham City Council v Pennant
Contributor to Estates Gazette “Questions & Answers”
Contributor to The Landlord and Tenant Factbook
Areas of Emphasis
Landlord & Tenant
Career & Associations
MA (Hons) History and Politics (First Class), University of Edinburgh
LLB, City University
Called to the Bar in 2005
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Property Bar Association