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Addleshaw Goddard

Work 0161 934 6000
Fax 0161 934 6060

Susan Garrett

Work 0113 209 2450
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution group.


Partner with extensive experience of a wide variety of high-profile and large-value disputes for commercial enterprises; expertise includes both defending and bringing warranty and indemnity claims; contractual disputes and dealing with loss-of-profit claims; defending and bringing negligence claims; obtaining urgent injunctive relief, for example in relation to employee fraud and making applications for judicial review against public authorities and central government. Particular expertise in disputes relating to pensions, tax and trusts. CEDR-accredited mediator and higher rights of audience in civil proceedings. Acted in the following reported tax cases: Howell and Morton v Linda Trippier (HMT) [2004] EWCA Civ 885, Halifax plc and others v The Commissioners and Customs & Excise for the VAT and Duties Tribunal (LTL 12/6/022); appeal to the High Court and reference to the ECJ [2006]; Neways International (UK) Limited v Customs & Excise Commissioners [2003] WL 1823113; Bradmount Investments Ltd v Williams de Broe plc and others [2005] EWHC 2449; Betafence v Veys [2006] EWHC 999.


Articled Herbert Smith; qualified 1991; solicitor Addleshaw Goddard 1991; partner 1999 to date.


Law Society of England and Wales; Association of Pensions Lawyers.


Durham University (1988 BA Law).


Travel, skiing, outdoor activities.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Susan Garrett  - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Addleshaw Goddard is 'a go-to firm for pre-action advice and disputes', handling complex litigation for local, national and international clients. Areas of specialism include large IT disputes, competition law claims and 'business protection' work, which involves helping employers to manage risks stemming from employees and third parties who pose a threat to their interests. Mark Molyneux - described as 'one of the best litigators in the country' - heads the team with strong support from Susan Garrett. Managing associates Nicholas Ashcroft and Paul Rowley are also recommended alongside legal director Clare Dwyer.

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Led by Mark Molyneux, Addleshaw Goddard's professional negligence department has particular strength in the banking and construction sectors, handling high value claims against solicitors, valuers and other professionals. In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, cladding and fire safety issues have become an area of increased activity for the team, which has been advising a broad range of clients on issues relating to cladding and fire safety compliance. Susan Garrett handles professional negligence claims in the pensions area, while managing associate Matthew O’Neill focuses on claims against valuers, surveyors, brokers and solicitors on behalf of financial services clients.

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