Sue is a dual qualified lawyer (solicitor/barrister) with 19 years of experience in the insurance sector. She started her legal career as an in-house solicitor with a large composite insurer before spending the next 10 years in private practice. She worked at two of the market leading insurance law firms and worked her way through the ranks to set up, develop and head large teams of specialist fraud lawyers.
Throughout her career, Sue has run her own caseload of high-value and technically complex insurance fraud cases. She has worked with some of the country’s leading experts in fraud, including counsel, medics, engineers and industry organisations.
Called to the bar in 2010, Sue completed her training at the Criminal Bar (Citadel Chambers). This enabled her to further develop her knowledge and expand her experience in fraud cases. During this time, she marshalled a number of judges on high-profile Crown Court cases. She regularly prosecuted and defended cases and was retained as an advocate in the County Court, High Court, Youth Court, Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court. It was at the Criminal Bar that she developed her knowledge of private prosecutions and advised insurer clients and other commercial organisations on the merits of pursuing this route.
Sue's insight into the insurance industry, combined with her wealth of experience in private practice, the civil arena and, more recently, the Criminal Bar, puts her in a unique position to provide her clients with a truly holistic approach to every case she is instructed on.
A passionate individual, Sue is known for being an honest and robust lawyer. She works extremely hard and prides herself on paying absolute attention to the detail of every case. As a previous solicitor, she has vast experience in running cases from beginning to end. She understands the importance of listening to her clients, offering solutions and working with them in a professional and down-to-earth way to secure the desired outcome. She works to quick turnaround times on paperwork and will travel.
Sue has lectured to the members of EHFCN (European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network) as well as the Insurers of Europe in Brussels, HICFG (Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group), IFIG (Insurance Fraud Investigation Group), IFED (Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department), ACII (Association of Chartered Insurance Institute), brokers, insurers, health care providers, Lloyds Syndicates, specialist investigation firms and Loss Adjusters. She has also provided technical training to many lawyers in the market. She is keen to provide further seminars, presentations, workshops, clinics and knowledge cafes.
Areas of law
Personal Injury & Fraud
Undertaking both claimant and defendant work, Sue continues to specialise in insurance fraud as well as general personal injury litigation to include RTA, EL/PL and slippers and trippers involving the following issues:
Sue will provide drafting, advisory and advocacy services, including disposal hearings, interlocutory hearings, fast track and multi-track hearings.
Sue acts for interested parties before a Coroners' Court and is keen to expand this practice area.
Developing a reputation in data protection and privacy law, Sue has advised a number of organisations, including general insurers, health care insurers and counter fraud organisations, on the use of personal information (under the Data Protection Act and the GDPR) and the legal implications of sharing data in the domestic market as well as internationally for the detection and prevention of crime/fraud. She is keen to expand this area of her practice as well as advising on an organisation’s compliance obligations generally.
Sue has worked very closely with a number of counter fraud organisations in the UK, Europe and USA, which are at the cutting edge of healthcare fraud in both the public and private sectors. She understands the complexities of these sorts of cases and is keen to take on cases involving the following issues:
Sue is married with a 14-year-old daughter, who enjoys horses and playing polo. They like to travel and, as “foodies”, spend a lot of their time in the kitchen cooking, eating, talking and playing the fiddle.
“Good Morning Further to our conversation yesterday, Mrs Young would like to pass on her thanks for how committed you were to her case, she said you were excellent. She adds: I really felt from the outset Sue would get to grips with, and fight my case. She gave me confidence in her abilities which you don't always get from instructing a Barrister! ”
Krystle Barmby Minster Law
“Good Morning Sue Thank you for your attendance yesterday and your detailed note below. This is an excellent result for my insurer client on a case which could easily have gone either way. In respect of the Portal, the initial Stage 2 pack did not include the hire, this was included as ‘additional damages’ at the end of Stage 2, hence why proceedings were not issued pursuant to P8B (as the initial damages were compromised on the Portal). The differences in sums claimed for hire were; the ABI rates compared to the commercial rates applicable once 90 days expires. Apologies I did not think this was relevant information, but with hindsight, given the inclusion of the Stage 2 ‘additional damages’ pack as evidence in my most recent witness statement I now realise it would have been prudent to have provided you (and the Court) some background. In any event, great result, and thanks again. Best regards Karl ”
Karl Smith Plexus Law
“I just wanted to say thank you and provide some feedback on another absolutely fantastic result and service provided by Sue Pawar-Price. Sue has a great personality. Very friendly, a great sense of humour, professional at all times, very approachable and positive. An expert in her field”
Martin Armitage Minster Law
“I find Sue [Pawar-Price] friendly, informative, and very easy to contact, her attention to detail is brilliant. I have no hesitations when receiving a booking for her via clerksroom and would recommend her on any MOJ PI/RTA matter. ”
Jordan Dyson Minster Law
“Thank you (Sue Pawar-Price) for your detailed report of yesterday's hearing. I have spoken to the client today and they are very pleased with the outcome and have been singing your praises! Thank you for your help in this matter. ”
Phil Weldon The Keith Jones Partnership
“I was assisted by both Advocates. I wish to make the point that I have been extremely impressed by both Counsel. Their examinations were focused and to the point and their submissions were succinct and not too long and I would like both of them to take those comments back to those that instruct them. (RE: Sue Pawar-Price)”
District Judge Road Traffic matter
“I would like to thank you (Sue Pawar-Price) again, but in writing, for your exceptional work today. I felt immediately at ease after meeting you and I felt that our communication was clear and effective. The outcome reflected the discussions that we had over the morning and I feel that you already knew this. I wish you all the best for future cases. ”
Tim S, lay client Road Traffic matter