Suzanne Trask > Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP
26 Newbury Street

Work Department

Adult Brain Injury


Suzanne is head of the Adult Brain Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, where she has been a partner since 2013. She advises on a wide range of complex claims involving serious brain injuries, whether caused by trauma or medical negligence, and represents many adult claimants who lack mental capacity. She is passionate about resolving claims swiftly and without delay.

She is recognised as a specialist head injury lawyer by Headway.  She has close ties with The Silverlinings charity, of which she is a trustee.  Both of these charities provide invaluable services and support to adults who have suffered from brain injury.  She also works closely with The Encephalitis Society, a specialist brain infection charity who provide support to those who have been affected by encephalitis and their families.

Suzanne is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is frequently invited to provide comment to the national media on issues relating to serious injury and safety.  She is a regular contributor to legal publications such as JPIL (the Journal of Personal Injury Law), The Times Legal Brief and the Solicitors’ Journal.


Qualified 2005; joined Bolt Burdon Kemp 2008; partner in 2013.


Member of the Executive Committee and accredited senior litigator and accredited clinical negligence specialist and assessor of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); Trustee of The Silverlinings; Headway UK accredited specialist head injury solicitor; senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine; member of The Patients Association and The Medico-Legal Society; Justice and Amnesty International. 


University of Plymouth (2002 LLB Law 1st), University of the West of England in Bristol (2003 Legal Practice Course).


Charity work, travelling and hiking in the UK and abroad.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP’s ‘cohesive and collaborative’ clinical negligence team is split into sub-divisions by injury type, allowing for ‘deep understanding of the needs of clients‘; the divisions cover adult brain injury, child brain injury, spinal injury, military claims and complex injury. ‘Passionate and devoted’ Caroline Klage leads the wider team, while ‘exceptionalClaudia Hillemand heads up the child brain injury side, and ‘determined and thoroughSuzanne Trask oversees adult brain injury work. The team recently launched its Early Notification Scheme clinic, supporting clients working with this NHS initiative regarding birth injuries. Senior associate Alex Dabek, a spinal injury specialist, is noted as ‘astonishingly thorough and meticulous in everything she does’.