Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson helps clients to identify and manage reputational and litigation risk, and where necessary resolve disputes through the court, arbitral process or alternative dispute resolution. Susan is part of the team supporting a major core participant in the Grenfell Inquiry.

Susan works closely with her clients to understand their aims and objectives, recognising any barriers to that and working up the best strategy to achieve the most suitable and cost effective outcomes. Susan enjoys the variety of clients that she gets to work with and their unique drivers. Understanding her client's objectives is essential to moving forward and being able to meet their needs as an advisor.

Susan has an extensive range of dispute resolution and litigation experience in international contractual and tortious disputes. She also advises on conflict of laws issues.

In most of her major cases, the real highlight has been the relationships that she has formed with her clients. Working alongside her client's for long periods enables Susan to create a real team ethos.


Major organisation in the life science and energy sectors.


  • Assisting with closing finalising written closings and drafting correspondence to the Inquiry Chair in response to specific issues which have emerged during the evidence that the Inquiry has heard.
  • Analysing expert evidence and drafting questions for the Inquiry to put to experts on behalf of the Core Participant as well as drafting submissions challenging aspects of the expert evidence. Analysing evidence for the purposes of assisting the Core Participants and witnesses to the Inquiry
  • Successfully representing Croydon Council in successfully defending a Judicial Review to prevent the council from selling valuable Chinese ceramics.
  • Advising a large pharmaceutical company on termination rights under a multi-million pound licence agreement - leading to the re-negotiated agreement on terms the client was very satisfied with.
  • Jurisdictional challenge in the International Chamber of Commerce involving two foreign manufacturing entities.
  • Obtaining a worldwide freezing order for a large British technology company. This led to a multi-million pound judgment at trial for claims arising from breach of fiduciary duty, bribery and deceit involving companies in the Far East and Europe. A monetary settlement from a Portuguese company in spin off proceedings was secured.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      July 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Principal Associate
    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Senior Associate