Suzanne has more than 14 years’ experience as a solicitor and senior associate practising in commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution.    

She is experienced in a wide range of commercial and contract disputes, torts, property disputes, regulatory investigations, corporate compliance, trade practices, and directors’ disputes.  Suzanne also has particular experience in the regulation of professionals and disciplinary tribunals. She has acted in matters in all Victorian jurisdictions and the Federal Court of Australia.   Suzanne has significant expertise in insurance law and litigation, spanning across several classes of insurance including professional indemnity, public and products liability, property damage, construction, employment practices and management liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability.  She has specialist knowledge in professional indemnity claims, having acted in matters involving a wide range of professionals including accountants, financial advisers, stockbrokers, solicitors, real estate agents, engineers, health professionals, building professionals and municipal councils. 

In addition to her experience in private practice, Suzanne held a position as Legal Counsel/ Insurance and Risk Adviser at a corporate insurance and risk consultancy firm.  In that role she gained invaluable knowledge about the inner workings of Australian and overseas insurance markets.  This knowledge enhances Suzanne’s ability to provide her clients with sound practical advice in relation to complex policy coverage and indemnity issues in commercial disputes and insurance claims, and how these might affect the conduct and outcome of disputes.

Suzanne read with David Klempfner.  Her senior mentor is Peter Murdoch QC.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6777
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 0213
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Property & Probate
Common Law
Insurance Law
Intentional Torts
Motor Vehicles & Transport
Equity & Trusts
Family Provision
Wills & Probate
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Royal Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
Disciplinary Proceedings
Judicial Review
Merits Review


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
06 Mar 2000
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
01 May 2014


BA/LLB (University of Melbourne)