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Susan Lindsey

Call 1997

Construction & Engineering

Susan’s technical background has been of value in her practice as both counsel, tribunal and mediator, and she has experience of dealing with a very wide range of technical matters, including:

  • Alleged land failure in relation to maintenance of inland waterways
  • Cable breaks and severance
  • Cabling affixed to structures
  • Claims in respect of asbestos management services
  • Coal mining subsidence
  • Concrete and screed failures
  • Failure of an underground pumping station and drains constructed in sand subject to tidal variations in
  • Failure of cob structure (a traditional mud and straw form of construction)
  • Failure of deep piled excavations
  • Failure of temporary support during construction operations
  • Flooding and drainage failures
  • Fire claims
  • Liability in relation to Japanese knotweed incursion
  • Metallurgical failures
  • Oil spills and remediation
  • Provision of mechanical handling equipment and logistics services
  • Ground water level
  • Service and maintenance of heavy goods vehicles
  • Slope failures
  • Subsidence on landfill sites
  • Tree root subsidence

Selected Cases

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  • Chartered Architect
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Accredited Adjudicator
  • Accredited Mediator
  • MSc Construction Law, Kings College London (1994)
  • Diploma in Architecture, UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture (1990)
  • BSc Architecture, UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture (1987)


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • (current Chair of RIBA President’s Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution)
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

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