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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

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Susan Todhunter

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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

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Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence


A Partner in the Firm and a leader in her field, Susan heads the Firm’s Multi Track Team, dealing with high value and complex catastrophic injury claims. She is renowned for her approach and expertise in this area.

In particular Susan has extensive experience of acting for child and adult claimants who have suffered traumatic brain injury and she has successfully secured a number of multi-million pound settlements for her clients including a £3 million settlement for Master M (a child and protected party) who suffered serious brain and orthopaedic injuries; a £5 million settlement for Mr T (a protected party) who suffered a serious brain injury and a £7 million settlement for Ms L (a protected party) who suffered complex catastrophic injuries. She has recently secured a liability Judgment for a child who suffered a very serious brain injury when she fell out of a window. Liability had been disputed by the Defendant Council throughout the claim.

Susan provides support for her seriously injured clients and their families and is focused on maximising the potential for recovery through rehabilitation and provision of funding for long term care arrangements.

Susan works closely with the Firm’s Court of Protection specialist, Julie Burn, to ensure that clients have access to Deputyship services when they are unable to make financial and long term care decisions for themselves, usually as a result of a brain or other catastrophic injury.


Susan joined fbc solicitors as a trainee and qualified as a Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department in 1991 and has specialised in claimant personal injury law since 1993. Susan became a Partner in 1997. She has gained extensive experience of acting for children and adults who have suffered severe and catastrophic injuries and has secured a number of high profile £multi-million settlements.


Accredited member and senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel; Headway Panel member.


Wyndham School, Egremont, Cumbria; Wolverhampton Polytechnic LLB (Hons) 1987.


Walking, running, reading crime thrillers and gardening.

West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP's practice is headed by Tim Gray , who specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. He recently represented a client who suffered brain and orthopaedic injuries during a motorcycle accident 10 years ago, which was logged with the Motor Insurers Bureau. Gray is supported by Susan Todhunter  who advised on a claim made by the parents of a child who fell from a window which had been poorly repaired by the local council shortly before the incident occurred. Other noteworthy figures include Sophie Ann Bridges   and associate Adam Wilson.

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