Suzanne Padmore > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Work Department

Dispute Resolution.


A specialist in pensions and financial services litigation. Pensions expertise covers a wide range of work including Part 8 rectification and construction claims, funding disputes and trustee applications to court for directions. Suzanne has acted in significant pensions professional negligence claims in recent years, acting for pension scheme employers and trustees. Suzanne also has a growing practice advising firms in the personal pensions market, addressing legal and regulatory issues.


Trained Fox Williams, qualified 2003. Joined Burges Salmon in 2007; senior associate 2010, Director 2017, Partner 2019.


Asociation of Pension Lawyers


Attended University of Bristol, LLB (Hons), 1997; Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Legal Practice Course, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Suzanne PadmoreBurges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP in Bristol fields ‘a truly expert pensions team, that is an obvious choice for high-value pensions litigation‘, with recent experience handling prominent cases, including high-profile professional negligence claims and high-value equalisation cases. The team has a sizeable roster of trustee and employer clients across the public and private sectors, with expertise in small self-administered scheme (SSAS) and self-invested personal pension (SIPP) disputes, and the related financial services and tax work. Rectification and construction claims are another area of expertise, as are declaratory claims. Justin Briggs jointly heads up the group with Suzanne Padmore, and both are adept across the spectrum of pensions disputes. Clive Pugh is an expert in pensions regulatory and funding matters, while senior associate Amy Khodabandehloo is increasingly known for handling pensions-related professional negligence claims.

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Next Generation Partners)

Suzanne PadmoreBurges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP‘s claimant-side practice stands out for its work in the pensions sector, where Suzanne Padmore and Justin Briggs act for trustees and employers in litigation against consultants, administrators, legal advisors and actuaries. Beyond pensions, the team is also engaged to handle claims against financial advisors and solicitors in relation to private wealth advice; practice head Andrew Burnette has an additional specialism in acting for lenders in professional negligence claims. Burnette is praised for his ‘keen eye for detail’.