Susanna Rickard

Call 2009


Susanna undertakes the range of police work and has advised forces on complex and high-profile matters. She also advises and represents in civil proceedings including civil actions against the police, Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings and preventative orders sought by the police. Susanna has a particular interest and specialism in matters concerning information law, privacy and Article 8 claims.


“Exceptionally insightful and effective, she cuts through to the real issues.”
Chambers & Partners

Susanna is an author of Public Order: Law and Practice
(Oxford University Press, 2012)

Expertise & Experience

Susanna’s recent work includes:

  • R (Lee-Hirons) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] 2 WLR 256, [2013] EWHC 1784 (Admin)
  • AB v A Chief Constable [2014] EWHC 1965 (QB), [2014] IRLR 700 (led by John Beggs KC)
  • JA (A Minor) (Medical Treatment: child diagnosed with HIV) [2015] Med LR 26, [2014] EWHC 1135 (Fam) (alone and led by Angus Moon KC)
  • County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust v PP (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2014] EWCOP 9 (led by Angus Moon KC)
  • Agape House Limited v Care Quality Commission [2014] 2187.EA
  • An NHS Trust v The Patient (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2014] EWCOP 54 (Fam)
  • A Local Authority v E (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) [2012] EWHC 1639 (COP), [2012] Med LR 472 (led by Christopher Johnston KC)
  • DN v Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust [2011] UKUT 327 (AAC)
  • KL v Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [2011] UKUT 233 (AAC)