Suzanne Kingston comes with more than 30 years of family law experience and moves from Withers where she was a partner. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades and won Family Lawyer of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards and Lawyer of the Year Award at the Magic Circle Awards for Citywealth.
Suzanne is well known and respected for her expertise in the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals, including leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs, entertainers and sports people. Many of her cases have an international element and she often advises on multi-jurisdictional pre and post-nups.
Suzanne was integral in bringing arbitration in family law in this jurisdiction and has been described as “the queen of arbitration”. This expertise and experience, which includes a real focus on resolution methods like arbitration, collaborative law and meditation, complements the Mills & Reeve family team which is well known for its strong client care skills, collaborative culture and commitment to all forms of dispute resolution.
A source said of Suzanne: “She’s a tough negotiator, but constructive and unfailingly pleasant to deal with. As a mediator, she is endlessly patient, taking the time to explain the issues clearly.”
Jo Grandfield, partner and head of the Mills & Reeve London family team, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Suzanne to the team. Her knowledge and track record of working with high net worth individuals and experience in driving forward dispute resolution and innovation in family law means she is a perfect addition to our family practice.
“At Mills & Reeve, we are dedicated to getting the best results for all of our clients using the right process for them, whether they have complex financial issues that span different jurisdictions, need pre or post-nuptial agreements or private children law issues. Suzanne’s appointment will further strengthen our family team and take our practice to another level.”