Susan uses experience gained in her personal injury and inquest practice to assess claims in this area. Susan has advised Claimants and Defendants in deaths of adults and children arising from alleged clinical failures.
Susan has recently advised on lifelong dental injuries and is interested in developing a cosmetic and dental negligence practice.
In light of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 Susan has advised in cases relating to adequacy or otherwise of information given to patients upon which they are to decide whether or not to undergo a particular type of treatment. Susan is currently involved in a class action in this respect.
A talented barrister who is highly skilled in sensitive matters examining deaths occurring in various circumstances, including where there are allegations of medical negligence. Her practice touches on complex issues such as mental health.
Strengths: "She is phenomenal: the technicality and the expertise that she shows in inquests is incredible. She has superb attention to detail and she would be my first choice for any inquest."
Recent work: Instructed to represent family members at the inquest into the death of Elena Mondal. This matter examined the suicide of the teenager in her school and the adequacy of communication between the mental health services, school and NHS trust.
Chambers UK 2021/Inquests and Public Inquiries - The Regions (Bar) - Band 2
‘Hardworking, focused and displays a maturity of approach beyond her year of call. Her personable approach puts clients at ease while reassuring them they are in safe hands. She also secures impressive results.’
Legal 500 2021/Inquests and Inquiries/Leading Juniors/Tier 4/London
“May I personally record my admiration of Susan Jones performance before Mrs Justice Lambert. I sat behind her as a solicitor with 25 years post qualification experience and witnessed a rising star. She stood her ground against Mrs Justice Lambert’s initially strident view that the judge below had reached a wrong decision on the facts and gently set out in a highly effective, forensic way how the judge’s opinion below should not be interfered with…...High Court Judges don’t mess around, neither did Susan" (Instructing solicitor in Susan Jones successfully opposition of High Court Appeal challenging both Procedural Matters and Findings of Fact)
“Speed and uptake was impressive to say the least, as was her energy and the commitment she made. Since this first encounter, we have sought to use her whenever possible. Having sat next to her I can say that she is an accomplished advocate with a compelling style of advocacy” (Partner, instructing and attending a 3 day hearing)
“Our client is very happy with the outcome and I would certainly not hesitate to use Miss Susan Jones in the future or recommend her to my colleagues”. (Solicitor)
“Thank you for your advice which is both thorough and lucid of its analysis of the case” (Associate Solicitor)
“Miss Jones was extremely helpful and professional. I do not see how we could have done any more to better present my case” (Lay Client)
- Queen’s University Belfast (LLB: First, Top in Year)
- City University Law School (Bar Professional Training Course: Outstanding)
- BPTC scholarship
- Sweet and Maxwell Prize - most distinguished student in LLB final examinations
- Queen’s University Belfast awards for:
- Jurisprudence and political economics
- Contract law
- Trademarks and unfair competition
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Direct/Public access qualified
- Bar Council Western Circuit Junior Representative
- Bar Council Ethics Committee
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
Susan Jones is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information