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Suzanne Chalmers

Call 1995

"Proficient in handling property-related and business interruption claims."
(Legal 500 2016)


Suzanne has acted in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, appearing in the Commercial Court, Queen’s Bench Division, TCC and County Courts. She has particular experience of claims arising out of the sale and supply of goods and services, including agreements for the supply and maintenance of telecommunications and IT equipment. Other matters have involved issues of the use of confidential information, fiduciary obligations and procuring breach of contract.

Selected Cases

  • Patel v Bank of India (2003) – Junior Counsel in a £6 million claim arising out of the provision of facilities for Forex trading.
  • Telecom FM Ltd v Rocom Group Ltd (2003) – Claim in the Commercial Court in Leeds arising out of the supply and maintenance of telecommunications products.
  • Irrigation & Agronomics Inc v AGCO International Ltd (2000 – 2001) – Junior Counsel in a Commercial Court claim for £6 million arising out of the distribution of agricultural equipment in Romania.
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  • Recorder (2009)
  • Awarded Lord Justice Holker Scholarship (1994)
  • MA (Hons), Magdalen College, Oxford (1994)


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


“She is helpful and delivers high-quality written advice.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Knowledgeable competent and approachable.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Suzanne takes an excellent, thoughtful and methodical approach to cases.”

Legal 500, 2022

“She offers the sort of sound advice you hope for when going to a barrister, and really steps up when you need her.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Extremely clever and the quality of her work (advice and drafting) is exceptionally good; at the same time, she can explain complex points of law in a way that can be understood. A credit to the Bar and her chambers.”

Legal 500, 2021

“She is a polished performer. She is extremely clever and the quality of her advice and drafting is exceptionally good and at the same time she can explain complex points of law in a way that can be understood.”

Legal 500, 2021

“She’s no-nonsense in terms of giving you good, straightforward advice. She’s not afraid to commit to a position.”; “She’s exceptionally user-friendly.”; “Highly intelligent, extremely meticulous and has a great grasp of very technical detail.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Very forensic and thorough in her approach, she is easy to deal with and extremely responsive.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Proficient in handling property-related and business interruption claims.”

Legal 500, 2016

“She is no-nonsense and easy to deal with. She tells you what she thinks and gives good practical advice.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Strong for property-related insurance issues.”

Legal 500, 2015

“Experienced in insurance, professional negligence and personal injury.”

Legal 500, 2014

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