Susan Solomon

Year of Call: 1967
Email Address: susan.solomon@3PB.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 583 8055

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Overview

Susan Soloman’s principal areas of practice are professional negligence and family law.

She acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in claims against solicitors and barristers (including wasted costs) arising out of family matters (financial, children and Inheritance Act claims), general common law and crime.

She advises on all types of ancillary relief claims, including ‘big money’ cases; Inheritance Act claims; issues arising from compensation orders and the Proceeds of Crime Act and co-ownership claims.

Cases include: 
Kelley v Corston [1997] 4 All ER 466;
Farrer v Copley Singletons 1997 CA;
C v C (Wasted Costs Order) [1994] 2 FLR 34 Family;
Hepburn v Hepburn [1989] 1 FLR 373; S v S [1986] Fam 189;
Harvey v Harvey [1982] Pam 83.

Expertise

  • Family
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    Susan's principal area of family practice is in all types of ancillary relief claims, including "big money" cases. She is experienced in working with forensic accountants and valuers. She deals with Inheritance Act claims and cases involving co-ownership. She is also instructed on behalf of claimants and by professional indemnity insurers in negligence and wasted costs claims arising out of family matters.

    She is now instructed in matters arising out of Compensation Orders and the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    Notable cases 
    C v C (Wasted Costs Order) [1994] 2 FLR 34
    Family Division (claim for wasted costs against solicitors and counsel, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on behalf of BMIF)
    Harvey v Harvey [1982] Fam 83
    Hepburn v Hepburn [1989] 1 FLR 373
    S v S [1986] Fam 189

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    Professional negligence: acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in claims against solicitors and barristers (including wasted costs) arising out of family matters (financial, children and Inheritance Act claims), general common law and crime.

    Notable cases:
    Farrer v Copley Singletons 1997 CA
    (solicitors' negligence: instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on behalf of Solicitors Indemnity Fund)

    Kelley v Corston [1997] 4 All ER 466 CA
    (advocate's immunity: instructed by Veale Wasborough on behalf of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited)

Academic qualifications

MA (Oxon)
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar

Professional bodies

Family Law Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)