Suzanne Kingston

Partner

  • Education: Durham University,
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 1986
  • Year joined: 2011
  • Year became partner: 2011

Overview

Suzanne is widely known for her expertise in all aspects of family work, in particular the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals. Suzanne's cases often have an international element and she has considerable experience in dealing with prenuptial agreements and cohabitation issues. As a member of the Children Panel, Suzanne has dealt with numerous cases involving complicated Children Act issues as well as both child abduction and adoption. She is an accredited Resolution mediator and has a thriving mediation practice having recently undertaken a number of referrals under the Court of Appeal mediation scheme. In addition, Suzanne is a qualified collaborative lawyer and trains collaborative law for Resolution. Suzanne has spearheaded the Arbitration Training for family lawyers and is herself an Accredited Arbitrator.

Suzanne won Lawyer of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2016, Family Lawyer of the Year Award at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2015 and is regularly included in Citywealth's top 10 Power Women.

Suzanne has acted for well known personalities including footballers, actors and well known business people. In addition, Suzanne is able to use her skill set in nitty litigation as well as assisting clients via alternative dispute resolution whether that be mediation, collaborative law or arbitration.    

'...highly respected for ADR''

'...real focus on integration of legal advice within the system, and is at the opposite end on the scale from fluffy - what you want as a participant seeking closure.'

'...the "calm and pro-active" Suzanne Kingston garners much praise. She is "steeped in ADR" and is able to keep a clear head even when the temperature rises between the parties and can steer the discussions in the right direction'

Legal 500, 2013, 2014 & 2015

''"highly skilled at dealing with high-conflict cases", (and) has led the way in introducing dispute resolution (DR) into family law.’

'colleagues from the country's top law firms have nothing but praise for Kingston, who is described as "hardworking, rigorous and reliable"'

Spears Wealth Management Family Law Index 2013 & 2015

'queen of mediation, collaborative law and arbitration'

'She is very good with clients and very sympathetic. She will avoid court where possible, but can litigate when she needs to.'

Chambers 2015 

'exudes passion towards achieving the best outcome for each client and is available to her clients 24/7' 

'extremely bright, very professional, organised and thorough'

'a phenomenal operator, intellectually brilliant and very knowledgeable of the law in complicated financial situations' 

Citywealth 2015

Publications and speaking engagements

Suzanne is often quoted in national newspapers on family law topics and is a renowned trainer in collaborative, mediation and she has spearheaded the arbitration training in England & Wales and assisted in Scotland, Jersey and South Africa.

Memberships

  • Fellow of IAML
  • Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association)
  • Creative Divorce
  • IACP

On a personal note

On a personal note Suzanne loves the outdoors and enjoys skiing, sailing, hiking and of course wine tasting!

Recent accolades and awards

   
   
     
   
   
     
     

 

    

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