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Suzanne Smales

Suzanne Smales
Year of call:
1990 (Associate Tenant)
Education:
1989
University of Essex, LLB (Hons)
1990
Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, Competent
2013
University of Queensland, Courses in Civil Procedure & The Legal Profession
2013
The College of Law Queensland, Practical Legal Training
2014
Queensland University of Technology, Courses in Constitutional Law & Principles of Equity
Career:
1990
Pupil at No.6 Park Square Tenant at No.6 Park Square
2010
Tutor at University of Queensland
2015
Reader at Level 13 Inns of Court, Brisbane
2016
Member of Brisbane Chambers, Level 27, Santos Building, Brisbane
2018
Nationally Accredited Mediator (Australia)
Memberships:
1990-2010
North Eastern Circuit (UK)
1993-2010
Criminal Law Bar Association (UK)
1995-2010
Family Law Bar Association (UK)
2015-2019
Queensland Bar Association Family Law Practitioners Association (Qld)
Languages:
German

Suzanne is currently not available to receive instructions.

Suzanne has practised in the area of child law for over 25 years. When she moved to Australia in 2010, she taught Family Law at the University of Queensland.

Suzanne is a strong believer in a conciliatory approach to Family Law Practice, and on qualifying as a Barrister in Queensland in 2015, she also took the opportunity to study and qualify as a mediator, and to undertake training in collaborative family practice. Over the last few years in Australia her mediation became a more significant part of her practice. She became an accredited mediator in 2016.

In the course of her practice in Australia, Suzanne worked with the Women’s Legal Service, often pro bono, representing their clients in court, and also being instructed as a mediator in other matters.

Suzanne has recently moved to Hong Kong, and hopes to continue her mediation and collaborative law work there.

Contact Suzanne’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Suzanne is currently not available to receive instructions.

Suzanne has 25 years of experience in Family Finance Law, initially in the UK, at No.6 Park Square. In 2010 she moved to Brisbane, continuing to build on her experience of Family Finance Law, both as a Queensland Barrister, and as a tutor at the University of Queensland.

She qualified as a mediator, becoming accredited in Australia in 2016, She also undertook collaborative Law training, and hopes to continue her Alternative Dispute Resolution work in family finance in Hong Kong, having recently moved to live there.

Contact Suzanne’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Suzanne is currently not available to receive instructions.

Suzanne represented parents, children and local authorities, in the course of her twenty years practice at No.6 Park Square.

In the course of her practice in Australia, Suzanne conducted trials in the Australian Family Court involving serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse, which in the UK jurisdiction would have been the kind of matters dealt with in the Court of Protection.

Contact Suzanne’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Suzanne is currently not available to receive instructions.

Suzanne commenced her criminal practice in 1990, at No.6 Park Square (now Park Square Barristers). She achieved Grade 4 CPS status, as well as a defence practice, particularly in the field of sexual offences and child abuse cases.

In 2010 Suzanne moved to Australia where she taught criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, at the University of Queensland. She qualified as an Australian lawyer in 2014, and was called to the Queensland Bar in 2015.

Contact Suzanne’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253