Who am I?

Salaried Partner and Head of the Family Department.

What I do and who my clients are

I work closely with departmental colleagues; between us we have a very wide range of family law experience offering a friendly and efficient service to all our clients.

I aim to offer my clients a practical, pragmatic and efficient route through the difficulties they face following relationship breakdown. I have nearly 30 years’ experience as a solicitor in Family Law and understand that clients need a clear understanding of the options for them and their families, along with the costs, so that they can move forward with confidence. My clients come, mainly by personal referral, from a wide range of backgrounds. Every family situation is different, and I enjoy the variety my working life brings.

I specialise in financial settlement, in divorce proceedings, following the breakdown of cohabitation or the dissolution of civil partnerships. I am a trained Collaborative Lawyer. I have a wide range of family work experience to include divorce, financial matters and children act proceedings. I also have experience in both Pre Nuptial Contracts and Post Nuptial Contracts.

My achievements and other appointments

I am a trained Collaborative Lawyer, Member of Resolution (First for Family Law), member of Sussex Family Solutions Group and a member of the Worthing Collaborative Law Pod. I was a Member of the Law Society Children Panel for a number of years. In the past I have worked as a Mediator and a Peer Reviewer in conjunction with the Legal Services Commission.

Legal 500 – Coole Bevis LLP’s Family “team provides a highly professional yet empathetic service”. In 2016 the practice advised clients including guardians, high-net-worth individuals and asset owners on high-value property transactions in divorce proceedings, pension disputes and special guardianship orders with a cross-border element, among other matters. The team is also known for its work in public law family matters and care proceedings concerning vulnerable or mentally incapacitated persons.  Susan Knight “is highly experienced, sensitive and able”.

Hobbies and other interests

I am married with two teenage children. I enjoy living in Brighton, and all the City has to offer.