Sue is primarily a family law solicitor. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2014 and is a member of the Law Society of NSW. Prior to admission Sue worked as a Clerk of Chambers and research assistant to barristers in the Sydney area for 13 years.
Sue has experience assisting in preparation for matters before NSW and Federal Courts, including the High Court of Australia. She is skilled at researching finer points in legislation in conjunction with Hansard second readings and case law, reading detailed documents and finding holes in evidence.
Having experienced a marriage breakdown herself, Sue has unique insights and great empathy for her clients in her family law practice.
Recently, she was successful in disproving allegations of family violence alleged against two fathers. In practicing family law, she has found that false allegations of family violence are often used in attempts to sever the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility. Sue has twice recently obtained orders compelling the mother to return the children to the former city of residence of the family, pending final hearing.
As a solicitor, Sue is empathetic and tenacious. She believes that successfully representing clients requires a holistic approach, giving consideration to the whole of the person, not just the facts as presented. She is able to deliver the tough news to her clients, but always tries to help them see the bright side of it. Sue is a positive person who likes to make people laugh, knowing that this can help to calm them down when they are feeling overwhelmed.
Outside of work, Sue is the mother of three adult children, including one who recently married and two university students. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping and riding motorbikes. She also likes going to local live music venues.
In the community, Sue is the president of the local networking group, Upper North Shore Business Connect. She is the former secretary to the Princess Charlotte Alopecia Foundation and does other volunteer work in her local community.