Suzanne Kingston

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 1989 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 collaborative law trainer for Resolution.

Suzanne was described in Chambers 2010 as 'deal(ing) with big money cases in an intelligent and business-like manner and is much loved by her clients'.Suzanne was recognised in the Legal 500 2009 as 'very knowledgeable team-driven and proactive in achieving results without aggravating often difficult matrimonial issues'. She was recommended in Spears Wealth Management 2010 and included in the Citywealth 2010 leading lawyers list. .

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

Suzanne is often quoted in national newspapers on family law topics of the day and is a renowned trainer. .

She spearheaded Resolution's training of collaborative counsel and family arbitration training. Suzanne has lectured at the Hong Kong Family Law Association and was a guest speaker at the Ville D'Estate for Barclays Wealth. .

Contributed to

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Collaborative law
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the features of the collaborative process, factors to be taken into account when assessing the suitability of the process, the role of collaborative solicitors and the steps to be taken at each stage of the process.

Family arbitration—introduction
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the process of arbitration in family cases, the applicable rules and the role of a solicitor acting for a party in reaching a binding arbitration. It also looks at the key benefits of arbitration, the coverage of the Institute of Family Arbitrators (IFLA) scheme and the powers of the arbitrator.

Mediation—introduction
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the features of mediation, the cases in which it will be most appropriate and the advantages of the mediation process.

Mediation—process
Practice notes

This Practice Note details the process of mediation and issues to be considered by the parties' solicitors prior to, during and after the mediation process. It considers preliminary information, the intake session, a memorandum of understanding and the involvement of third parties in mediation and includes a glossary of commonly used terms and their meaning.

Non-court dispute resolution glossary
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out commonly used terms and their meaning in the non-court dispute resolution processes of family mediation, collaborative law and family arbitration. It includes an explanation of the relevant rules and forms to be used together with links to related resources.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Resolution, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

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