Suzanne joined the firm as a executive in the Criminal department in August 2011 and became a Trainee Solicitor in March 2012. Suzanne completed seats in crime, mental health and personal injury.
Suzanne qualified as a Solicitor in April 2014 and returned to the Criminal department. Suzanne further qualified as a Duty Solicitor in November 2014.
Experience & Areas of Expertise
Suzanne graduated from The University of Essex in 2008 with a Degree in Law. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in 2009.
During her studies, Suzanne was involved in pro bono work. She participated in the street law project at her University, which involved teaching various aspects of criminal law to Secondary School students. She also volunteered at the College of Law Legal Advice Centre, providing free legal advice to members of the public.
Prior to working for Edwards Duthie Shamash, Suzanne worked for fourteen months as a fee earner at a criminal law firm in Essex where she achieved her police station accreditation. She has been an accredited police station representative since November 2010.
Suzanne has experience in the preparation of Magistrates and Crown Court cases. She regularly represents clients at the police station, benefit interviews and at the Magistrates Court for a range of hearings, including trials, for a range of difference offences.
Suzanne also has experience in the preparation of cases for clients detained under section 2 and 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and also clients wishing to appeal against being subject of a Community treatment order under section 17A of the Mental Health Act 1983 and representing client’s at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings.
- Suzanne is a member of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers.