Susan Hunter


Susan Hunter

Head of Chambers
Call 1985 (Inner Temple)
Qualifications MA, (Cantab), Dip. Law
Professional Memberships Family Law Bar Association

Expertise


Sue specialises in public law children work and appears on behalf of parents, guardians, Local Authorities and state institutions.

She is frequently involved in serious fact finding cases in issues such as sexual abuse, infant death and cross examinations of child witnesses.

She is consistently recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for her expertise in public care work.

Recommendations 

  • “Sue is fantastic with the clients, takes a very no-nonsense approach and maintains spirits with her dry sense of humour. Her speed at picking up and digesting the most complex of financial situations and unravelling problems is one of the reasons we will continue to use her.” “Susan Hunter is also a superb fighter and advocate.” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2018)
  • “Susan is the head of St John’s Chambers, she focuses her practice on financial remedy issues and is especially skilled at advising on cases involving third-party interests. She also acts for clients in private children cases. ‘Very analytical, forensic and user-friendly.’ ‘Her no-nonsense approach gains clients’ confidence immediately’.” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2017)
  • “A formidable advocate, who is always very well prepared.” Legal 500, Family and children (2016)
  • “Susan is especially well versed in financial disputes arising from marriage and civil partnership breakdowns. ‘She is extremely pleasant and takes a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach.’ ” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2016)
  • “Susan leaves no stone unturned in her pursuit of a fair outcome.” Legal 500, Family and Children (2015)
  • “Susan continues to be highly rated for her family law practice, demonstrating particular expertise on financial remedy cases which are complicated by enforcement issues and multiple party claims. Her impressive rapport with clients is widely recognised. ‘She is great, very tough and a strong advocate. She is always well prepared and she gets straight to the heart of a problem.’ ‘She has got a brilliant style with clients; she cutes straight to the point. She is very personable barrister and particularly good on sensitive matters.'” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2015)

Sue practises across the spectrum of family work with extensive experience in family finance proceedings, with a particular emphasis on financial remedies claims, both matrimonial and civil partnership, involving complex issues including enforcement and third party claims.

She is consistently recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for her expertise in Family finance.

Recommendations 

  • “Highly recommended for family financial remedy claims.” Legal 500, Family and children law (2017)
  • “Susan is the head of St John’s Chambers, she focuses her practice on financial remedy issues and is especially skilled at advising on cases involving third-party interests. She also acts for clients in private children cases. ‘Very analytical, forensic and user-friendly.’ ‘Her no-nonsense approach gains clients’ confidence immediately’.” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2017)
  • “A formidable advocate, who is always very well prepared.” Legal 500, Family and children (2016)
  • “Susan is especially well versed in financial disputes arising from marriage and civil partnership breakdowns. ‘She is extremely pleasant and takes a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach.’ ” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2016)
  • “Susan leaves no stone unturned in her pursuit of a fair outcome.” Legal 500, Family and Children (2015)
  • “Susan continues to be highly rated for her family law practice, demonstrating particular expertise on financial remedy cases which are complicated by enforcement issues and multiple party claims. Her impressive rapport with clients is widely recognised. ‘She is great, very tough and a strong advocate. She is always well prepared and she gets straight to the heart of a problem.’ ‘She has got a brilliant style with clients; she cutes straight to the point. She is very personable barrister and particularly good on sensitive matters.'” Chambers UK, Family/Matrimonial (2015)

Practice Overview

Susan practises across the spectrum of family work with extensive experience in family finance proceedings, with a particular emphasis on financial remedies claims, both matrimonial and civil partnership, involving complex issues including enforcement and third party claims.  Susan also specialises in public law children work and appears on behalf of parents, guardians, Local Authorities and state institutions.

Background

A barrister for 25 years, Sue moved to St John’s from a London Chambers in 1998 and her practice is now focused in the West of England. Sue has extensive experience of appearing in both the High and County Courts.

Interests

Portuguese, Cars and Foreign Travel