Susan Hunter

Year of Call: 1985

Inn: Inner Temple

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Susan has a very practical approach to complex financial and difficult private law children cases. She has an amazing ability to manage client expectations and make them feel protected even when giving advice they may not want to hear. ‘She’s an amazing advocate – calm, composed, persuasive and insightful. She’s good to work with and excellent with clients.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020

Head of Chambers, Susan Hunter has over 30 years’ experience at all court levels. She has experience ranging from the modest asset case where the impact of the outcome may be very significant (for example one spouse claiming all the assets) to the more complex claims where trusts, offshore holdings, companies, inheritance, farms, businesses and pre-acquired wealth are in dispute. In addition: setting aside orders, agreements and asset transfers, third party claims, concealment and dissipation of family assets, disability and enforcement.

She is also a children law expert, both public and private, including complex injury, forced marriage and female genital mutilation, spousal murder and parental alienation in addition to contact and residence disputes. Regularly appears in the High Court, recently leading a junior in a case involving multiple allegations of sexual abuse.

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA, (Cantab), Dip. Law

Additional information:

Sue moved to St John’s from a London Chambers in 1998 and her practice is now focused in the West of England. She is Head of St John’s Chambers with management and strategic responsibility for Chambers’ multi-million pound business.