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Susan has been a barrister practising in civil law for over 27 years. She did her pupillage at 13 King’s Bench Walk in 1994-95 and practised there for 19 years before moving to 42BR Barristers in 2014. She specialises in employment law, public law, inquests and personal injury/ clinical negligence claims.  She was on the Attorney-General’s panel of Civil Treasury Counsel for 16 years including 5 years on the highest ‘A’ panel, during which she acted for the government in many hundreds of public law challenges, employment cases and inquests.  

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  • BA (Hons) Law from Magdalen College, Oxford (1993).

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (1994)

Scholarships & Awards

  • Appointed a Demy (Scholar) in Law of Magdalen College, Oxford (1991)
  • Awarded Gray’s Inn Prince of Wales Scholarship (1993)

Memberships & Committees

  • ELBA
  • PIBA
  • Visiting fellow of Sheffield University (since 2014)
  • ELAAS pro bono representative in EAT for 10 years
  • Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer (since 2010).
  • Secondary school Parent Governor (appointed 2015)

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Unison (no 2) v Lord Chancellor and EHRC

Unison (no 2) v Lord Chancellor and EHRC

This week Susan Chan of 42BR has appeared for the Lord Chancellor in the second judicial review challenge to the employment tribunal fees system brought by the union Unison. A year ago Susan successfully defended the tribunal fees scheme against Unison’s first challenge, which was backed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Published: 23rd Oct 2014

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