Suzanne Syme > Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC
Harcourt Chambers


Suzanne has specialised in matrimonial finance since her pupillage. Her practice now encompasses all elements of private family law, although her emphasis remains on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown. Suzanne has extensive experience of cases where complexities arise due to the nature or location of the parties’ assets, the source of their income or where there is intervention by a third party, including trusts. She has developed a particular interest in pension provision on divorce and regularly represents parties where there is a significant pension provision, both public sector and private sector pensions which require detailed investigation and analysis.

Suzanne has also acted as an expert witness in the field of matrimonial finance.

Suzanne regularly represents parents in respect of applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

Suzanne continues to represent both applicants and respondents in private law children matters under section 8 of the Children Act 1989.

Suzanne has a loyal following from her professional clients. She has established a solid reputation for providing sensible, practical, pragmatic and, where necessary, robust advice to clients however complex or difficult the circumstances.

Suzanne has appeared before all tribunals from the Family Proceedings Court to the Court of Appeal.

Suzanne regularly delivers lectures to professional clients and Chambers on current or topical issues in family law. Please contact the clerks for further information.


Called 2004.


MCIArb (Financial Scheme)


University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Suzanne SymeHarcourt Chambers ‘Suzanne gets to grips with a case quickly and has wonderful bedside manner with clients. She’s accessible and utterly professional. Her advocacy is outstanding when she cross-examines, and her written submissions and position statements are always well set out.’