Suzy Hamshaw – Partner Q&A


Suzy has practiced family law for 20 years, having qualified in 1997. Suzy joined Gardner Leader in 2017. Suzy has wide ranging experience in all aspects of family law and is also an experienced collaborative lawyer.

Suzy is a member of Resolution and is committed to their code of practice and to resolving issues in a constructive and positive way.

We asked one our newest Partners Suzy a series of questions to get to know her better –

What has been your career highlight?

Every time I see a client after their case has ended and they tell me I was right after I had told them they would be ok.

Do you have any advice for people wanting to build their career in Law and potentially work towards Partnership?

Work hard and always try to lead by example. Make friends and influence them, in a good way!

How has Gardner Leader helped you in your career development?

Gardner Leader really supports progression and there are numerous opportunities to be involved in things other than the day to day legal work. I have roles in pricing, marketing and compliance all of which help to gain a better understanding of the firm as a whole.

What makes Gardner Leader special to you?

The people. When I joined Gardner Leader I was struck by how positive and cheerful the atmosphere was and it’s a very inclusive firm.

Who would you most like to step into the shoes of for a day?

I’d happily take the place of Kirsty Allsop for a day’s filming of Location Location Location – I could definitely do that job!

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

I’d love to be bi-lingual.

Do you have a favourite quote you stand by?

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value – Albert Einstein.

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