Suzy is a commercial lawyer specialising in technology law, intellectual property, and business contracts. Suzy has acted for clients across a range of industries including finance, fast moving consumer goods, technology, food & drink, retail, professional services, consumer healthcare, advertising, energy and agriculture. She has experience acting for entities of all sizes and stages, ranging from household brands and global companies to scale-up businesses.

Suzy regularly advises on complex agreements relating to the development, ownership, exploitation and use of software. She acts for both technology customers and software providers and has negotiated with global system vendors including SAP.

Suzy also advises clients on matters relating to copyright, trade mark protection and enforcement, patent licensing, confidential information, domain names and comparative advertising.

Suzy has senior in-house experience and was previously the acting Head of Legal (Northern Europe) for the FTSE 100 fast moving consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt. In this role she was responsible for advising leading brands such as Nurofen, Finish, Dettol, Vanish and Durex. Suzy was a member of the Regional Crisis Management team responsible for dealing with Reckitt’s response to the Petya cyberattack.

Suzy’s commercial practice is enhanced by her litigation background, having previously represented clients in the English High Court, before trade mark registries and in mediation. Having managed disputes first-hand, Suzy helps her clients to avoid them.

A qualified Australian lawyer since 2002, Suzy is uniquely placed to support her clients with Australian-law needs, engaged in this capacity via Keypoint Law.

  • Suzy is a pleasure to work with. She is highly commercial in her approach and provides thoughtful, pragmatic and timely legal advice.

    EMEA Head of Technology and IP Law
    Top tier global investment bank

  • Suzy provides excellent legal support, with a personable and clear-headed approach. She quickly gets up to speed with legal issues and has an eye to commercial objectives and strategic matters when giving her advice. I am happy to recommend her as a legal advisor.

    Steve Troote, SVP Northern Europe and Australia/New Zealand
    Reckitt Benckiser UK