Sue was called to the Bar in 2010 and is an Associate member of Linenhall Chambers. She is a dual qualified lawyer with 19 years’ experience in the insurance sector having originally qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

Throughout her career she has run her own case load of high value and technically complex insurance fraud cases working with leading experts in fraud including Counsel, Medics, Engineers, EHFCN (European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network), IFIG (Insurance Fraud Investigation Group), IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department), insurers, brokers, health care providers, Lloyds, specialist investigation firms and other industry organisations.

Sue’s practice areas cover:

Personal injury
Sue will undertake both claimant and defendant work. She continues to specialise in insurance fraud as well as general personal injury litigation including:

  • LVI
  • Bogus passenger claims
  • Induced accidents
  • Staged accidents
  • Tort of deceit
  • Exemplary damages
  • Exaggerated injury and loss
  • Fraud rings
  • Fraudulent credit hire claims

Private prosecutions
Complex insurance arguments including non-disclosure / misrepresentation issues as well as issues arising out of insurance contracts, the Road Traffic Act and the MIB agreements.

Sue will provide drafting, advisory and advocacy services including disposal hearings, interlocutory hearings, fast track and multi-track hearings.

Sue acts for interested parties before a Coroners Court and is keen to expand this practice area.

Information Law
Sue deals with data protection and privacy law and has advised a number of organisations including general insurers, health care insurers and counter fraud organisations on the use of personal information (under the Data Protection Act and the GDPR) and the legal implications of sharing data in the domestic market as well as internationally for the detection and prevention of crime/fraud.

Healthcare Fraud

  • Billing for services not rendered
  • Billing for non-covered service as a covered service
  • Misrepresenting the dates/location/provider of service
  • Waiving the policy deductible and excess
  • Incorrect reporting of diagnoses or procedures
  • Over utilisation of services
  • Corruption (kickbacks and bribery)
  • Issuing false or unnecessary prescription drugs

Probate and Estates
Sue regularly acts for Executors in applying for Probate in England and Wales. This includes valuing and preparing estate accounts, calculating inheritance tax liability, completing inheritance tax forms, and submitting all relevant documents to the probate Registry. Sue is also experienced in making land registration applications where appropriate.

1993 – LLB (Hons) Law

1994 – Legal Practice Course

Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Member of the ADR Group (Panel Member)

Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators