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