Suzanne Chalmers specialises in insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury as well as dealing with general commercial disputes.
Her strength lies in her ability to combine her expertise in insurance law with her detailed understanding of the underlying issues arising in professional negligence and property damage disputes. As a result, she is particularly well-placed to handle all aspects of insurance-related litigation. She has considerable experience of undertaking claims for and against professionals, particularly solicitors, construction professionals and insurance brokers. She regularly deals with high-value property damage claims arising out of fire, flood or subsidence and has particular expertise in cases involving allegations of fraud.
Suzanne has extensive experience in the field of personal injury, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. She is frequently instructed in cases of the utmost severity, involving brain damage or severe spinal injury, and in cases involving difficult causation issues.
She regularly appears as an advocate in the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division, TCC and Commercial Court) as well as in the County Court. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. She recognises the importance of ADR and has considerable experience of conducting mediations and round table meetings.
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- On appeal, Suzanne Chalmers upholds trial Judge’s application of the ‘ex turpi causa’ maxim…
- Joyce v O’Brien & Tradex Insurance Co Ltd: Richard Lynagh QC & Suzanne Chalmers successfully defend the claim in the Court of Appeal
- 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
“Very forensic and thorough in her approach, she is easy to deal with and extremely responsive.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018
“Proficient in handling property-related and business interruption claims.”
Legal 500 2016
“She provides pragmatic and commercial advice.”
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
“Efficient, concise and user friendly.”
Legal 500 2011
“One of the most approachable and practically minded counsel imaginable.”
Legal 500 2010