Suzanne joined the firm as a trainee in 2003. Having worked in commercial real estate for a number of years, specialising in development work, she now primarily advises clients on public procurement & state aid matters and on major development projects.
She regularly advises clients wishing to challenge the procurement processes which public sector organisations are required to follow and has experience in raising challenges within the standstill period.
Real Estate Expertise
Suzanne advises on development projects and has particular expertise in public/private sector projects including those taken forward through joint ventures, RSL's and third sector organisations.
Public Sector Expertise
Suzanne works predominantly for the Firm's public sector clients in project delivery, from advising on a suitable procurement strategy to works completion.
She has given strategic procurement advice in relation to affordable housing, economic development projects, education and health care facilities as well as harbour redevelopments. She has experience of advising on the Scottish Futures Trust's hub initiative and NPD model contracts. She is also able to advise on procurement processes as well as disputes and challenges that may arise from them. She has significant experience acting for public sector clients providing funding packages through loans and grant assistance, including the grants issued by Historic Environment Scotland and the Rural Payments & Inspections Division of the Scottish Government. She has also been involved in Government loan agreements issued through the Housing Supply Division. Suzanne has spent time on secondment to The City of Edinburgh Council and is a tutor on the University of Edinburgh Diploma in Legal Practice.