Suzanne Sharwood

Senior Associate

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Suzanne Sharwood practises in our compensation team, where she acts for clients in a range of personal injury matters, including:

  • car accidents
  • cycling accidents
  • workplace injuries
  • medical negligence
  • slip and fall accidents
  • public liability.

She joined Snedden Hall & Gallop in March 2006 and was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2017, having worked as a secretary, paralegal and lawyer with various other Canberra law firms since 1998.

Respected for her attention to detail, Suzanne enjoys a reputation as an efficient lawyer in some of the firm’s most complex litigated claims. Clients value her ability to explain legal matters in plain English and to keep them abreast of developments in their case. You can see a testimonial of one of Suzanne’s clients.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. She is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) ACT Committee and was nominated for a prestigious individual award in the 2018 ACT Women Lawyers Awards.

In her spare time, Suzanne is kept busy by her six young children.

Areas of Expertise

  • Prompt & responsive with clients
  • Sensitive to the frustrations & stressors of personal injury claims
  • Friendly  warm & approachable
  • Achieves successful outcomes in a timely manner
  • Helping you resolve personal disputes

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I engaged your legal firm about 18 months ago to provide advice in relation to my claim for compensation arising from a fall I had in Fyshwick. I am writing to you to express my appreciation for the work that Suzanne Sharwood did in successfully resolving this issue.

I have found Suzanne to be highly competent in her knowledge of the compensation legalities and processes, and very sensitive to the stresses and frustrations that the processes entail. She was always completely across all aspects of my case and able to quickly respond to any queries I had and to allay my concerns, to the extent that it was practical to do so, when there was a very stressful (to me) complication in the process. Her confidence, particularly during that time, provided a great deal of comfort.

Given some of the horror stories about legal fees charged in actions of this nature, I was pleasantly surprised to have been given an extremely reasonable quote at the start of our interaction and to find that the quote was adhered to by your firm in the final disbursements, 18 months later.

You can be very proud to have an employee of this ability as part of your team. Accordingly, I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to others.

Kim (Personal Injury)

30 June 2017