Sue has more than 20 years' experience in civil and insurance litigation, specialising in personal injury and workers' compensation. She was originally admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, before relocating to Australia where she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
What she does
Sue acts for claimants and defendants in workers' compensation and personal injury cases before the Conciliation and Arbitration Service, District Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court. She has extensive knowledge of, and manages matters that concern, the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA), Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Cth) and Administrative Appeals Act 1975 (Cth).
Who she works with
Sue advises insurers, self-insured employers and insureds on workers' compensation and personal injury matters.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Lancashire in England.
Life before Sparkes
Sue was a partner at law firm, Gamlins, in North Wales and was responsible for running the Personal Injury department. She joined Jarman McKenna as an associate in 2011 before the firm merged with Sparke Helmore in March 2017.
In England, Sue was a member of the British Law Society Personal Injury Panel and a Senior Litigator of the British Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. In Australia, she is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Australian Insurance Law Association and the Self Insurers Association of Western Australia.
Life outside of Sparkes
On the weekends, Sue can often be found catching up with friends or spending time with her family. She also enjoys going to the gym and sweating it out during yoga sessions, before relaxing on the couch with a good book and glass of wine.