Sue has over 30 years' experience in the legal profession. Originally she began working in a small criminal practice, before moving to a busy regional civil practice. She has worked in areas as diverse as personal injury, conveyancing, commercial and employment law.

Her interests led her to study formally with Cilex, before deciding to specialise in debt recovery, insolvency and enforcement.

Sue joined the firm in 1998 and in 2007 was appointed Senior Debt Manager, having demonstrated a broad knowledge and experience of debt recovery work. She supervises the Newcastle  LSC Debt Recovery team.

Sue undertakes work for a wide range of regional and national clients in both public and private sectors, having a particular interest in education and charities.

Sue also acts for The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in relation to the recovery of costs awarded to the Secretary of State and Official Receivers in cases brought pursuant to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Sue has prepared and presented workshops for clients, providing guidance and information on effective debt recovery and how to avoid common pitfalls. 

She has also been involved in the development and promotion of the paralegal career path within Womble Bond Dickinson.



Examples of experience includes:
  • Pre-sue investigations 
  • Asset tracing
  • Assessment of viability and commerciality of formal recovery action.
  • Issuing Court proceedings on behalf of Claimants
  • Complete Enforcement processes including Warrants of Control, Charging Orders, Attachment of Earnings orders, Third Party Debt Orders and Orders to Attend Court for Questioning.
  • Cross border enforcement of Judgments 
  • Personal and Corporate Insolvency 
  • Recovery and regulatory advice and assistance for Independent Schools.

“I was delighted to hear that you managed to gain such a quick response which, after many months, we had failed to achieve.”

“Thanks for your prompt assistance – you always offer us an excellent service, and we’re truly grateful.”

"Once again, many thanks for your help in this matter.  It was a very, very satisfying  result given the personalities involved.

"We really appreciate your support in this matter and the efficient manner in which the work was carried out."

"A fabulous effort.  Many thanks for the late nights and weekend working."