Susannah is an associate solicitor in the trust and estate disputes team.

Susannah is recognised in The Legal 500 (2021) as a key lawyer for her work in contentious trusts and probate matters, she is quoted as being "excellent…performing well beyond [her] years"

Susannah advises claimants and defendants in relation to a variety of disputes relating to wills, estates and trusts including:

  • challenges to the validity of wills
  • claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Defendants) Act 1975
  • applications to remove executors, personal representatives and trustees
  • property ownership disputes
  • domicile disputes
  • estate administration disputes

Susannah is also able to assist with contentious Court of Protection matters and advises attorneys, deputies and other concerned parties in relation to disputes regarding individuals who lack mental capacity and their best interests.  For example:

  • financial abuse
  • disputes regarding Power of Attorneys
  • applications for statutory wills

Susannah is a member of Contra, the network for Contentious Trusts Associates.

Prior to joining Russell-Cooke in 2018 as a trainee, Susannah worked as a paralegal in the competition litigation department of a London firm. Susannah qualified in March 2020.

  • Administration Disputes - acting for a beneficiary in a dispute regarding the delay and misconduct in the administration of his late mother's Estate
  • Court of Protection:
    • acting for the partner of a protected party in a dispute regarding where he should reside and with whom he should have contact
    • acting for the children of a protected party in a dispute with a step-sibling regarding the management of their parent's finances
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Defendants) Act 1975 Claims:
    • acting for the ex-wife of the Deceased in defending a claim brought by his co-habiting partner
    • assisting with a successful claim brought by the Deceased's cohabiting partner where the Deceased passed away without leaving a Will
  • Property Trust Disputes – acting for the executors in a dispute with the Deceased's estranged wife regarding the beneficial ownership of the marital home
  • Will Challenges - acting for a claimant challenging the validity of his late mother's will on the grounds of a lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence

Susannah is a member of Contra, the network for Contentious Trusts Associates.

  • Susannah read psychology at the University of Birmingham, attaining a BSc with Upper Second-Class Honours, accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Susannah then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford