Suzanne Coleclough > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC
B4 6AT

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Suzanne specialises in family law.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and was a member of the Family Law Panel and Law Society Children Panel. In 2005 Suzanne transferred to the bar.

She is licensed to undertake Direct Access work in family law.


Public Law Care and Adoption
Suzanne represents parents, children and local authorities in care and adoption proceedings. Suzanne has a degree in psychology, including modules in attachment theory and the cognitive and social development of children.

Suzanne has a practical, but approachable manner in working with clients.

Suzanne is a member of the Derby Pause Strategic Board.

Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse
Suzanne has over 20 years of experience in representing vulnerable adults and children.  Suzanne specialises in complex cases involving intractable disputes, domestic violence and child protection.  Suzanne offers clear, but sensitive advice.

Suzanne has worked on management committees for organisations supporting those experiencing domestic abuse and has provided training in this area.

Suzanne is a pragmatic and focused advocate. She is licensed by the Bar Council to accept instructions directly from members of the public.


Called 2005. Solicitor 1990.


  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Open University (BSc Hons, psychology)
  • Nottingham Trent University (CPE Solicitors Finals)
  • Essex University (BA Hons, Literature)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 3

Suzanne Coleclough3PBA thoughtful advocate who quickly gets to grips with the issues in a case.

3PB is primarily known in the Midlands for its contingent of care-focused barristers, whose practice involves serious non accidental injuries, sexual abuse allegations, adoption orders and more for the full range of parties including local authorities, parents and children. However, the set also houses several barristers with experience in financial remedy proceedings, such as Elizabeth McGrath QC and Vanessa Meachin QC, both of whom have seen recent substantial cases involving private clients with large asset portfolios in addition to their child law practices. Turning to the set’s the junior ranks, Michael George is praised for his ‘exceptional aptitude for financial remedy work, particularly cases involving company law, complex accounts and pensions‘; on the care side, key juniors include Lawrence MesslingSuzanne Coleclough , and Stephen Abberley, while practitioners such as Poonam BhariAimee Fox, and Nicola Martin spread themselves across both areas.