Susan Hunter > Chambers of Susan Hunter > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Susan Hunter
St John's Chambers

Work Department



Susan has over 20 years’ experience working in family law at all court levels.  She has a specialist children law practice in both the private and public spheres and works across the spectrum from contact disputes to the most serious allegations of parental alienation, abuse and death.  Susan is instructed on behalf of children, parents, family members and local authorities.


Called 1985.


Conversational (fluent) Brazilian Portuguese.


Family Law Bar Association.


University of Cambridge (MA); City University, London (Dip Law).


Cinema, reading, walking

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 1

Susan HunterSt John’s ChambersSusan has a depth of experience that is difficult to match and I cannot think of a case that would be beyond the skill, expertise and knowledge held. Alongside that, her manner with clients is straightforward and clear and balances straight talking with compassion and care for the very difficult situations they are in.

St John’s Chambers is home to a large team of family barristers specialising in high-profile public and private family matters on the Western Circuit. Abigail Bond heads the children law team and specialises in care proceedings, while Zoe Saunders heads the family finance team, covering heavyweight financial remedy cases involving multiple properties, trusts of land, and farms. Andrew Commins is noted for his expertise in family finance matters; Christopher Sharp QC focuses on child care cases involving extreme abuse and injury; and the head of chambers on the Western Circuit, Susan Hunter, is an ‘excellent advocate‘ who appears on behalf of parents, guardians, local authorities and state institutions.